National Professional Qualification for Headship

The NPQH application round is now open until 11th September 2017!

Workshops are available to support your application;

Monday 24th July 4pm via online seminar (WebEx).

Wednesday 30th August, 4.00 - 5.30pm at Fossebrook Primary School, Leicester, LE3 3FF

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The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the nationally accepted route into headship and the content of this qualification has been developed in partnership with some of the best school leaders in the country. Inspiring leaders aims to develop and deliver the best possible route into headship by utilising the content combined with input, inspiration and expertise from experienced, outstanding headteachers, providing participants with a gold standard route into headship. It is expected participants will complete the programme within 12-18 months.

Who Can Apply?

You should be highly motivated to be a headteacher, no more than 12–18 months from applying for Headship posts and ready to take up a Headship as soon as you graduate. You’ll need to have the full support and endorsement of your Headteacher, line manager or sponsor. The line manager will also have to commit to playing an active role in your learning, and encourage and promote your involvement in leadership and other professional development opportunities.

What's Involved?

The redesigned NPQH follows a modular curriculum based on Master’s level criteria and focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes of a successful headteacher. To achieve the NPQH qualification you’ll need to successfully complete three essential and two elective modules involving extended case studies and related in-school assignments with a stronger focus on leading teaching, behaviour and performance management. You will also complete a placement of a minimum of nine days at another school.

For further information please visit Inspring Leaders - NPQH and once applicants have succesfully passed through the assessment gateway they are then asked to select thier preferred provider.


Affinity Teaching School Alliance
Fossebrook Primary School
Holmfield Avenue West
Leicester Forest East


Tel: 0116 318 4066
Fax: 0116 326 6662
Please use our alternative telephone number: 0161 507 1669


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