UCL

The East Manchester Teaching School Hub is partnered with University College London (UCL) to deliver the full suite of National Professional Qualifications.

UCL and teaching school hub partners have drawn on their teacher expertise to design the following programmes:

  • NPQ Leading Teaching (NPQLT) – designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.
  • NPQ Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) – designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. They may have responsibilities for the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career.
  • NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) – designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.
  • NPQ Senior Leader (NPQSL) – designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
  • NPQ Headteacher (NPQH) – designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
  • NPQ Executive Leadership (NPQEL) – designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or a school trust CEO with responsibility for leading several schools.

Benefits to participants:

Working with the East Manchster Teaching School Hub and UCL, participants will have:

  • access to world-leading research, evidence informed practice and knowledge exchange
  • an increased awareness and understanding of self as leader and of the behaviours needed to lead a school
  • increased leadership confidence to implement school improvement, drive culture and ethos, curriculum,
  • teaching and learning, assessment and develop organisational effectiveness
  • time to reflect on your leadership practice and to network with a wide range of school leaders, and
  • access to full coverage of the DfE’s NPQ qualification framework

Benefits to schools and colleges:

Working with the East Manchster Teaching School Hub and UCL, schools will:

  • develop a strategic approach to leadership focused on improving pupil outcomes
  • access programmes designed to enhance staff wellbeing, agency, recruitment and retention within yourorganisation
  • engage in a joined-up approach to school improvement in your school and region
  • learn about how to lead the implementation of effective, sustainable change
  • grow leadership capacity built on evidence-informed practice that is responsive, agile and bespoke to your context.

As part of the government’s long-term education recovery plan, £184 million of new funding for NPQs was announced on 2 June 2021 to be spent over the course of this parliament. The funding criteria for NPQs is below: 

Funding Criteria
NPQ Leading Teacher Development• Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.
• Work in a state funded school in England.
NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture• Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.
• Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.
NPQ Leading Teaching• Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage, or phase.
• Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.
NPQ in Senior Leadership• Are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
• Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.
NPQ in Headship• Are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
• Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.
OR
• Are a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school;
• Are in the first 2 academic years of headship.
• Work in a state funded school in England
NPQ in Executive Leadership• Are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.
• Work in a state funded school in England that is within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on Pupil Premium as of the end of the previous academic year.

The DfE will shortly publish a list of schools that are within the top 30th percentile in relation to pupils on pupil premium as of the end of the previous academic year to enable people to check their eligibility. Latest DfE information about funding: National professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Access to funding remains conditional on successful verification of participants’ registration information against Teaching Regulation Agency records, so you must ensure that the information supplied to your NPQ provider matches your teacher record. You can check and update your record using the link: Teaching Regulation Agency – Log into Teacher Self Service Portal (education.gov.uk).

If you are not eligible for scholarship funding, participants are able to self-fund courses. Costs for the UCL courses:

NPQ for Leading Teaching£885.00
NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture£885.00
NPQ for Leading Teacher Development£885.00
NPQ for Senior Leadership£1,055.00
NPQ for Headship£1,885.00
NPQ for Executive Leadership£4,099.00
Additional Support Offer for New Head Teachers£800.00

If you would like to register for an upcoming cohort, please register your interest through our expression of interest form below

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East Manchester Teaching School Hub is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ