Who we are
Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) is a national network of over 100 Teaching School Hubs, Multi-Academy Trusts, Dioceses and schools groups working in collaboration to design, develop and deliver professional development for the education workforce.
We are the leading provider of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for school leadership in the country. Our NPQ license has recently been renewed by the DfE to develop and deliver the reformed suite of NPQs, including 3 new Specialist NPQs alongside 3 leadership NPQs. We are also an approved national training provider for the Early Career Framework reforms.
Our qualifications are all designed by serving school leaders and subject matter experts to form a coherent learning pathway, delivered via our school-led partnership. The combination of online courses, face-to-face events and enrichment practice activity create a truly blended learning experience for teachers and school leaders throughout their careers.
What we do
Accredited by the Department for Education, OLP is a leading provider of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). We help improve the capability, confidence and capacity of thousands of teachers and school leaders, impacting the life chances of millions of pupils.
We are also proud to be a DfE accredited provider to deliver training for Early Career Teachers and their in-school Mentors through the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms.
Explore our website to see the range of programmes we offer.
Key principles of the Outstanding Leaders Partnership
- Personalisation and choice
- Flexible delivery to focus on the development needs of learners
- Quality and relevance of qualification design and delivery
- Empowering self-improvement and leadership impact
- Contributing to the strategic improvement landscape
The partnership is managed by Best Practice Network (BPN), an accredited and award-winning national organisation that specialises in professional development training.
So far this academic year, we will provide training