National Professional Qualification (NPQ) reforms
February 03 2021
The DfE is restructuring its suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) to help all teachers continuously develop their knowledge and skills throughout their careers.
Spring 2021 NPQ intake - registration open
October 16 2020
Due to high demand from teachers and school leaders to access NPQ scholarships in recent months, the DfE is conducting a review to assess demand against available funding. When the DfE scholarship funding position becomes clear, we will contact you if we need to discuss alternative funding options.
Drivers of good practice
October 01 2020
Applications for the new Teaching Hubs close on 30 October. Sally Bishop looks at the challenges and opportunities this new development will provide for schools.
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.
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.
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.