npq for leading culture and behavior

NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture

Leading behaviour and culture is complex.

Although the role varies, many individuals leading behaviour and culture who will take this qualification are considered part of the middle leadership team. They may indirectly manage a team of class teachers or form tutors. Their work focuses on ensuring good behaviour and a culture of high expectations and learning are maintained across the school.

Those in this role need to have a deep understanding of their context, community and the pupils and adults they work with. They also need to have expertise across several specialist areas related to their role (eg behaviour systems) and in approaches that, through working with their colleagues, enable their school to keep improving (eg professional development and implementation).

They must understand the relationship between these different domains, how they can change over time and how to contribute to a culture and conditions in which staff and pupils can thrive while maintaining the highest professional conduct as set out in the Teachers’ Standards.

That means developing expertise in behaviour and culture is also complex. This programme is a codification of essential knowledge, skills and concepts that underpin successful leadership of behaviour and culture.

The programme sets out what those leading behaviour and culture should know and can do within the specialist areas related to their role and how to put new approaches into practice.

This NPQ is fully funded by the DfE.


Who is the NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture qualification for?

This NPQ is for teachers who have or are aspiring to have responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

What does the programme include?

The key sections of the qualification are as follows:

  • Teaching 
  • School Culture
  • Enabling Conditions for good behaviour
  • Complex behavioural needs
  • Professional development
  • Implementation 

This 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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When does the programme start?

October 2022

Fully funded by the DfE

This NPQ is fully funded by the DfE, with no cost to you, as long as you meet the following criteria:

  • Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in your school
  • all teachers and leaders employed in state-funded schools and state-funded organisations that offer 16 to 19 places in England

If you aren't eligible for funding, the cost is £899.


Apply online on the DfE website. When asked to select your training provider, select Teacher Development Trust.

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