National Professional Qualification for Headteachers
The NPQH Programme typically takes up to one year to complete, during which time participants will complete six Areas of Study:
- Leading with Impact
- Strategy and Improvement
- Increasing Capability
- Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
- Working in Partnership
- Managing Resources and Risk
Our Programmes are designed around a blended learning approach which incorporates: four ‘Face to Face’ days [F2F] covering the Areas of Study; four, two week Online courses, and Self-Supported Study by joining an Online Professional Learning Community. All of this will cover up-to-date content, knowledge and skills. The Online courses have a central focus on ‘learn about’ – theoretical knowledge and understanding; whilst the F2F sessions focus on ‘learn how to’ – application and practice.
In addition to the six Areas of Study, there are also seven Leadership Behaviours which set out how a leader should operate on a daily basis. These are:
- Personal Drive
These behaviours are covered throughout the Programmes but mainly during the F2F days. To evaluate each candidate’s strengths in each Behaviour, a 360o self-assessment is completed before the Programme begins and another at the end to assess personal growth and leadership development.