National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) with Red Kite Teaching School Hub
Red Kite Teaching School Hub is partnering with the education charity Teach First to offer a suite of NPQ programmes this autumn, helping teachers and school leaders to build leadership skills and capacity.
What the programmes look like
The programme represents the most widely recognised set of qualifications in the education sector for current and aspiring leaders. It is designed to fit in with the day-to-day realities of supporting teacher development and is structured to help teachers to integrate theory, practice and feedback, minimising time out of the classroom.
The following NPQs are available for those wanting to focus on a specialised area of teaching practice.
These are 12-month programmes delivered via online seminars and two full-day in-person conferences.
Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.
Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
For teachers and pastoral staff without QTS, who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for supporting pupil wellbeing and/or leading behaviour in their school.
Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.
Leading Literacy (NPQLL)
For those who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibility for leading Literacy across a school, year group, key stage or phase.
A selection of leadership NPQs are available.
These run across an 18 months and are delivered via online seminars and two full-day in-person conferences.
Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)
For those qualified to at least level 3 with a full and relevant qualification who are, or are aspiring to be, managers of Private, Voluntary and Independent nurseries, headteachers of school-based or maintained nurseries, or childminders with leadership responsibilities.
Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
Executive Leadership (NPQEL)
For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.
Further information can be found on our website: National Professional Qualifications | Red Kite (redkitetsh.co.uk)
Developed nationally, delivered locally
Red Kite Teaching School Hub will be leading the NPQs in our region, building on over ten years’ experience of successful NPQ delivery. Teach First offer considerable expertise in leadership training, and will provide the programme content, tools and resources to create a high quality experience for the teachers enrolled on the programmes.
Facilitation will be provided by trusted teachers from local schools. Our partner schools reflect the diversity of schools across our region: urban and rural; academies and maintained schools; faith schools and community schools; primary, secondary and special. That means that our NPQ seminars will always be sensitive to local schools’ context and circumstances, helping leaders to translate programme content into their individual settings.
DfE has announced that NPQ scholarships will be available as follows:
- All NPQs will be fully funded for all those in state funded schools in England.
- Additional funding of £200 per member of staff participating in an NPQ is available to schools with fewer than 600 pupils
- Funding | Red Kite (redkitetsh.co.uk)
To apply for any of the NPQs offered by Red Kite, follow the link - NPQ Applications | Red Kite (redkitetsh.co.uk)