Professional development for teachers and leaders

Choose a professional development option to improve your skills, increase your confidence or help you progress to a more senior role.

Broaden your expertise

Take a specialist national professional qualification (NPQ) to enhance and develop your existing skills and knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom.

Leading teaching NPQ

Learn how to lead the teaching and learning of a subject, year group or phase.

Leading behaviour and culture NPQ

Learn how to create a culture of good behaviour and high expectations in which staff and pupils can thrive.

Leading literacy NPQ

Learn how to effectively teach and promote literacy across the whole school, year group, key stage or phase.

Leading teacher development NPQ

Learn how to become a teacher educator and successfully support teachers in your school to expand their skills.

Develop your leadership skills

Take a leadership-focused NPQ to help boost your knowledge and confidence as you progress into more senior roles.

Senior leadership NPQ

Develop your leadership knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes for teachers and pupils in your school.

Headship NPQ

Develop the knowledge that underpins expert school leadership and apply it to become an outstanding headteacher.

Executive leadership NPQ

Develop the expertise you need to become an outstanding executive leader, leading change and improvement across your group of schools or multi-academy trust.

Early years leadership NPQ

Develop expertise in leading high-quality early years education and care, as well as effective staff and organisational management.

Support for new headteachers

Have you been a headteacher for less than 5 years?

Our early headship coaching offer features a range of support, including coaching and networking opportunities. You will also be able to access a toolkit of resources to help you thrive in your role.

If you coordinate professional development

Download or print an NPQ prospectus to share with colleagues in your organisation.