The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) 


This year long programme is delivered in partnership with Ambition Institute and funded by DfE scholarships.

The programme comprises a series of training sessions, along with pre- and post-reading, a nine-day school placement and an in-school impact project. 

The training sessions will include the following six core areas delivered over 17 twilight modules:

  • Leadership skills for headteachers 

  • School self-evaluation and school improvement planning

  • School culture and vision

  • Operational management of a school including finance and HR

  • Teaching, learning and curriculum 

  • Pastoral leadership

This programme is suitable for colleagues who are new associate principals / principals or who are considering applying for headship in the next 12 – 18 months.

Colleagues must have the permission of their principal or executive principal to engage in the programme.