Schools can fund NPQs through apprenticeship levy following Best Practice Network appointment
  July 24 2020
Schools across England will now be able to use their apprenticeship levy to cover the cost of National Professional Qualification (NPQ) leadership development programmes for middle and senior leaders.
WOW: Leading a primary school through lockdown
  June 18 2020
Leading a primary school through the lockdown has had its fair share of challenges for executive principal Sophie Murfin. She speaks to Yvonne Gandy about how this period has triggered changes that will continue when normal service eventually resumes.
Cultivating the lead practitioner role
  May 01 2020
Headteacher and MAT CEO Stephen Dean created a maths improvement strategy as part of his CPD studies – an approach that created immediate, notable results. Yvonne Gandy learns more.
'Coronavirus has closed our school for a month'
  March 16 2020
With his pupils off school in Hong Kong due to the coronavirus threat, NPQH Candidate Matt Seddon has had to try to keep them learning
Full DfE scholarships confirmed for Autumn 2020 NPQ intake
  March 04 2020
Full DfE scholarships for our NPQs will be made available for the Autumn 2020 NPQ intake.
International NPQH - Eliz Dadson case study
  February 28 2020
Eliz chose Best Practice Network’s NPQH for international schools programme after a long period of professional reflection. “I knew that I wanted to lead a school and have a more direct impact in the lives of the young people in my care,” she says.
10% Discount for International NPQs
  February 24 2020
Applications are now open for our Autumn 2020 International NPQ Intake with a 10% discounted price available.
International Distance NPQML - Scott Shovelton case study
  February 18 2020
Scott Shovelton’s NPQML project provided a major boost to pastoral support at his school in Qatar. Scott, who is head of Physical Education at Doha British School’s Al Wakra campus, developed a learning mentor programme for one of the qualification’s required school improvement projects.
Teacher wellbeing: With you, for you, about you...
  February 12 2020
Professional development is the thread running through one school’s innovative retention and wellbeing strategy. Yvonne Gandy finds out more
CPD: Books on the balcony...
  January 21 2020

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School leaders can find inspiration and solutions if they build reading for professional development into their schedules, says Yvonne Gandy.