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National Professional Qualifications

Our flexible and tailored NPQ courses offer an in-depth curriculum in specific areas such as Headship, Senior Leadership and Leading Teacher Development. 

Designed by teachers, NPQs are delivered through our partnership with Ambition Institute. The content is of the highest quality – ensuring you always learn from the most up-to-date and relevant academic literature.  

Specialist NPQs

Leading Teaching

Learn how to build the most effective classroom which has the highest impact on your students. You’ll uncover the mechanics of outstanding teaching and finish the course confident in your ability to deliver and implement what you’ve learned consistently.  

Leading Teacher Development

Interested in building the skills of others? This course enables you to explore theories of successful teacher development and share best practices and insights with colleagues. Perfect for mentors, subject heads, and teachers.  

Leading Behaviour and Culture

Building a team-wide, subject wide or school-wide shared culture can be daunting. This course will help you to understand the demands, digest research, and effectively plan to implement a strategy for culture within your specific context.  

Leading Literacy

Develop the skills required to effectively monitor and assess and ensure literacy teaching is successful. Ideal for anyone leading literacy in their school or MAT, this course will leave you empowered and full of ideas to implement.   

Leading Primary Maths

This carefully sequenced, evidence-informed programme, designed for those familiar with mastery approaches, enhances mastery expertise and provides access to key research in teaching and school leadership through a primary and maths lens. You will benefit from a flexible 'little and often' structure and no large end-of-programme project. 

Leadership NPQs

Senior Leadership

Perfect for aspiring senior leaders, this course will challenge you to evaluate your leadership style and help you to develop knowledge and expertise to improve the outcomes for teachers and students in your school.   


Gain the knowledge and skills to be the confident, effective leader your school needs. Designed to be suitable for recently appointed Heads as well as those looking to apply to future Headship roles.  

Executive Leadership

Explore the rewards and challenges of leading change and improvement across a group of schools or MAT, whilst surrounded by a like-minded cohort.

Early Years Leadership

Ideal for staff looking to specialise in Early Years or develop their existing knowledge and skillset, this course equips you with the expertise to manage staff effectively and provide high-quality care and education – tailored to primary and nursery settings.  

Our NPQs are delivered by the Swindon and Wiltshire Teaching School Hub, and the Central London Teaching School Hub. Visit their sites to find out more.

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