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npq for leading teacher development

NPQ for Leading Teacher Development

Fabulous news - this programme is fully funded by the Department for Education (DfE) for all schools across the UK!

The NPQ for Leading Teacher Development is a new programme to support those leading other teachers' development. Evidence suggests that the most powerful lever for pupil outcomes can be the focus of leaders on the professional development of their staff (Robinson 2009). Due to the importance of leaders in this role the DfE is fully funding staff for this programme throughout 2021 and 2022.

Those in this role need to have expertise across several specialist areas related to their role (eg designing professional development) and approaches that enable their school to keep improving (eg implementation).

This programme is a codification of essential knowledge, skills and concepts that underpin successful leadership of teacher development. It sets out what those leading teacher development should know and can do within the specialist areas related to their role and how to put new approaches into practice.

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Who is the NPQ for Leading Teacher Development for?

This NPQ is for school leaders who are involved in the development of other teachers in their school.

They may have responsibilities for developing all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career. This might include Teaching and Learning leads, Lead Mentors or Coaches, Induction Tutors and CPD Leads.

What does the programme include?

The key sections of the qualification are as follows:

  • Teaching 
  • Designing Effective Professional Development
  • Delivering Effective Professional Development 
  • Implementation

Download the NPQ for Leading Teacher Development full specification here

This course will be a highly practical blended programme with opportunities to reflect on best practice and hear from excellent leaders who deliver in these areas both locally and nationally.

Why Windsor Academy Trust?

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99% Pass Rate

99% pass rate for National Professional Qualifications.

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Outstanding Reputation

We have an outstanding reputation for delivering best practice programmes that make a real difference.

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A Trusted Partner

We are a trusted partner working with sector-leading partners to support schools and trusts.

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Teacher Development Trust

Our lead provider, the Teacher Development Trust, has championed school improvement, supporting hundreds of schools, publishing research and regularly advising the government.

When does the programme start?

November 2021.

What funding is available?

This NPQ is fully funded by the DfE as long as you meet the following criteria:

  • Work in a state-funded school in England
  • Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school

Apply online

Apply online by completing the form on the DfE website. When asked to select your lead provider, select Teacher Development Trust.

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