Every week, we will share an NPQ spotlight with colleagues across the region, highlighting the specific features of one of our NPQ suite of qualifications and how the programme might benefit colleagues looking to develop their practice as teachers or leaders in their setting.
The NPQ Leading Teacher Development is a qualification that aids colleagues to develop as teacher educators in their setting. Perhaps a colleague overseeing a team of teachers, ECTs or ITT, or even strategically leading on staff development across the school, this NPQ focuses on aligning school priorities with professional development design and delivery, supporting colleagues to be equipped to design high quality PD, delivery it effectively and in a way that ensures sustained change, and then to monitor and evaluate its effectiveness after implementation.
Professional development is the bedrock of teacher retention, and EEF guidance states, Supporting high quality teaching is pivotal in improving children’s outcomes (EEF, 2021). Colleagues will study the science of learning and implications for teacher development, the ‘what’ and ‘how’ to developing teachers, touch upon behavioural science and how to support colleagues to form positive habits that will lead to improvements to the quality of teaching delivery over time.
The programme takes a hybrid approach, opening with an in-person conference where the cohort can meet as a network, before embarking on flexible self-study modules and online clinics delivered by our Expert Visiting Fellows, a team of established school and system leaders who understand the specific challenges faced by North and North East Lincolnshire coastal, rural and smaller schools.
This programme would be ideal for any teaching member of staff, keen to develop further with a recognised qualification within the sector to develop their knowledge and expertise in professional development design, delivery and evaluation.
The NPQ Leading Teacher Development has a fully-funded scholarship available, with an additional targeted support payment of £200 to smaller schools (please check here for school eligibility). Closing date for applications to join our next cohort is Thursday 12th January 2023, but we advise early applications wherever possible to reserve places.