NPQs : Spotlight on Leading Behaviour and Culture

The NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture is a brand new programme designed to support leadership development for colleagues currently in roles, or aspiring to hold, roles such as :

  • Academic Year Leader
  • Pastoral Year Leader
  • Phase or Key Stage Leader
  • Learning Mentors
  • Inclusion Leaders
  • HLTAs
  • Leaders with responsibility for wellbeing or behaviour
  • Leaders with responsibility for pupils’ safety and wellbeing
  • Teacher and support staff who work in Pupil Referral Units or Alternative Provision.

Applicants for this programme are not required to have QTS

As with all the NPQs, this programme is fully funded for all colleagues working in state schools and will cover three modules:

1.Culture and Ethos

2. Curriculum and Teaching

3. Organisational Effectiveness

Module 2 is designed from the Early Career Framework and suitable for staff at all levels and responsibilities.

“Developing a sustainable culture of teacher excellence is the central role of every leader in education , at every level, in every context”

“Leaders are of course integral to creating a culture where teachers can thrive and strive to develop excellent practice in their classrooms”

“ALL members of staff in a school can contribute to a culture of teacher excellence, therefore it is vital that all colleagues have an awareness of the evidence base that underpins effective teaching”

Lomax, J(2021) Teacher Excellence at the Heart of Leadership. IMPACT(Chartered College of Teaching)

To find out more about the programmes and our approach to delivery, join our NPQ Lead, Louise Astbury, on the 6th January for a Q and A webinar :

Apply now !

Register on the DfE application portal application portal Register for a National Professional Qualification ( by 21st January 2022 – selecting UCL as the provider

Return applications to UCL by 28th January 2022 at the latest.


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