NPQ in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM)

The Programme:

This programme is designed to develop teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading mathematics across a school. The programme will deepen your understanding of the core principles underpinning mastery approaches to teaching mathematics and extend your knowledge of how children learn the subject. You will gain practical tools and guidance to lead your school’s approach to successfully embedding mastery approaches to mathematics.

This programme is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading mathematics across a school.

All applicants must have completed at least 1 year of the Department for Education’s Teaching for Mastery programme (not mandatory but envisioned). If not completed at least 1 year of the programme, equivalent mastery expertise should be demonstrated.

The programme aims to help you and your school by supporting you to:

  • Build the skills to effectively develop others and lead a powerful whole-school mathematics strategy
  • Develop the skills to help colleagues develop mathematics across the curriculum – without creating unnecessary workload
  • Learn how to help colleagues develop evidence-informed mathematical teaching, focused on improving classroom teaching and outcomes for all pupils
  • Lead and guide others to develop their approach to ‘mastery mathematics’, supporting pupils to build a deep understanding of concepts, secure number sense, and positive attitudes towards mathematics.

This is a 15-month programme involving 12 months’ delivery through seminar workshops and self-directed on-line learning and up to three months for assessment. The programme will give participants the essential knowledge, skills and concepts underpinning the successful leadership of mathematics across a school. It will do so through exploring the following content modules based on the DfE’s NPQ frameworks:

  • Developing Primary Mathematics
  • Teaching
  • School culture
  • How pupils learn
  • Subject and Curriculum
  • Classroom practice
  • Adaptive teaching
  • Assessment
  • Professional development
  • Implementation

The programme is delivered through:

  • Evidence-based on-line content using Teach First materials exploring each of the content modules
  • Seminars providing you with an opportunity for peer learning and the consolidation of learning within each of the content modules
  • Two face -to-face conferences to provide further opportunity for peer learning combined with expert input from specialist practitioners

Teachers and leaders employed in state-funded schools, as well as those employed in state-funded organisations in England that offer education to 16–19-year-olds, will be able to access DfE funded training scholarships for all NPQs. This funding will be available to support participants undertaking NPQs in 22/23 and 23/24.

Organisations eligible to access funded training scholarships include:

  • independent special schools.
  • virtual schools (Local Authority run organisations that support the education of children in care).
  • hospital schools not already included in other categories of eligible organisations.
    young offender institutions.

There’s extra funding per teacher on an NPQ for your school/setting if it falls into one of these categories:

  • state-funded primary schools with 1-150 pupils will receive a grant payment of £800
  • state-funded primary schools with 150+ pupils will receive a grant payment of £200
  • state-funded secondary schools / 16 to 19 educational settings with 1-600 pupils will receive a grant payment of £200.

If your school is not eligible for DfE scholarship funding, the cost for the NPQ in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM) is £901.