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Cheshire Leadership and Teaching Alliance

Cheshire Leadership and Teaching Alliance

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

ALL NPQS ARE FULLY FUNDED BY THE DFE FOR AUTUMN 2021 and SPRING 2022 INTAKE!

NPQH gives participants all of the essential knowledge, skills and concepts that underpin successful headship. Participants will cover ‘learn that’ and ‘learn how to’ statements in ten areas:

  • 1 – School Culture
  • 2 – Teaching
  • 3 – Curriculum and Assessment
  • 4 – Behaviour
  • 5 – Additional and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • 6 – Professional Development
  • 7 – Organisational Management
  • 8 – Implementation
  • 9 – Working in Partnership
  • 10 – Governance and Accountability

What are the benefits?

The fully blended learning approach combined with performance coaching and enrichment activities make this an exciting and valuable opportunity for current and aspiring headteachers.

The NPQH qualification is aligned to Masters credits and can act as a springboard on to Liverpool Hope University’s MA in Leading in Education or the MBA in Educational Leadership.

Benefits for Participants

  • Focus on and develop the key skills needed for headship
  • Internationally recognised, high standard organisation for leadership development
  • Challenge and development to deliver educational excellence in a self-improving system which will enable high-quality outcomes for pupils and students
  • Time to reflect on leadership practice and to network with a wide range of school leaders
  • Increased awareness and understanding of self and of the behaviours needed to lead a school
  • Increased confidence to drive the vision and improve standards
  • Increased capability and capacity to take on whole-school responsibility and a strengthened ability to hold others to account

Benefits for Schools

  • Support succession of school leaders and build a cohesive, impact-focused school leadership team
  • A professionally aware and informed leader who can make evidence-based decisions and approach new challenges in an effective and efficient manner
  • The ability to delegate responsibility effectively empowering staff to lead on whole-school improvement
  • The ability to review and evaluate practice in order to bring about change and get the best outcomes for young people and staff within the organisation