DRET Teaching School Hub

NPQs

NPQs

 

 

DRET Teaching School Hub work in partnership with the National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) as an Associate College to deliver NPQ Programmes. The NIoT are rooted in schools; they know the unpredictability of school life – the day-to-day challenges that teachers face. Their time-efficient NPQs have been drawn up specifically to meet the needs of time-poor, commitment-heavy teachers and leaders. Teachers know best what teachers need – our programme will give you only the information essential to providing the best education possible for your pupils.


Targeted Support Funding available this academic year.

DFE funding for the October 2024 intake has changed.

 As part of the work done to support Covid recovery, DfE funding had meant that all NPQs were fully funded. This will no longer be the case.

Here are the changes in full:

  • For October’s cohort, the DfE will fund up to 10,000 places in total
  • All state schools will be eligible for fully-funded places on the NPQH, NPQSENCO, NPQLPM and EHCO only
  • For all other NPQs, schools with the highest 50% of pupil premium pupils will be eligible for fully funded places, as well as early years and 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage 

These are substantial changes and we’re awaiting further information from the DfE on the practical arrangements on how funding will work. We’ll update you as soon as we have that. In the meantime, you can find the DfE messaging here: Funding for national professional qualifications (NPQs) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

 


 

We deliver the following specialist NPQ programmes:

  • Leading Teacher Development – 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. Find out more here
  • Leading Teaching – for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. Find out more here.
  • Leading Behaviour and Culture – For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school. Find out more here.
  • Leading Literacy - for teachers who lead, or are aspiring to lead, literacy in any phase of education. Find out more here.
  • Leading Primary MathematicsFor teachers and leaders who have, or aspire to have, responsibility for leading numeracy in primary schools. Find out more here.

 

We also offer the following reformed and new Leadership NPQs:

  • Senior Leadership – for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross school responsibilities. Find out more here.
  • Headship – for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a head teacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school. Find out more here.
  • Early Years Leadership - for those who are, or are aspiring to be: a manager of a private, voluntary or independent early years setting; a headteacher of a school-based or maintained early years setting; an early years foundation stage leader in a state funded school or a childminder with leadership responsibilities. Find out more here.
  • NPQ SENCOfor experienced teachers and leaders who are seeking to develop their expertise in leading special educational needs and disability (SEND) provisions in their school, or to become a SENCO. Find out more here.

 

Our next cohort will be in academic year 2024/25. Applications are now open please click on the NPQ page you are interested in to find the link to apply.