Our Experience

Since September 2021, we are successfully delivering 10 cohorts of the reformed Specialist and Leadership NPQs to over 240 local school leaders. Our facilitators are all Primary and Secondary Senior Leaders from the West Midlands and consistently receive excellent feedback from participants about their specialist knowledge of the NPQs and their understanding of the local context.

National Professional Qualifications

Nathan Morland

Teaching School Hub Director

Jeanette Taylor-Perks

NPQ Co-ordinator

“The new NPQs pay less attention to generic management and leadership styles. They pay more attention to the knowledge and skills that teachers and school leaders need to work to the best of their ability and tackle the persistent problems of their daily roles.”

Ambition Institute, 2021

Our Offer

The National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are an accredited suite of qualifications that equip teachers with the expertise to lead sustainable improvement across their schools. NPQs are underpinned by the latest evidence of what works in schools and a key component of the DfE’s ‘Golden Thread’ of high- quality professional development for teachers and school leaders.

The John Taylor Teaching School Hub are delivering seven of Ambition Institute’s NPQ programmes, including 4 specialist and 3 leadership NPQs.

We are extremely pleased that our facilitators for all NPQs are experienced Headteachers and Senior Leaders from across the Teaching School Hub region and West Midlands region, offering the quality and experience delegates expect. They are all fully trained as Visiting Fellows by Ambition Institute on the specialist and reformed leadership NPQs. Our preferred model is for NPQs to be co-facilitated by leaders with primary and secondary experience and expertise to enhance the delegate experience and offer informed advice and guidance throughout. A detailed breakdown of each course curriculum, assessment and costs can be found here

If you are interested in registering for, or completing one of the Ambition Institute’s NPQs then please contact: NPQ@jths.co.uk

Who can complete an NPQ with us?

Any school in our TS hub area, or in another Hub region, if that local TS Hub is not offering a particular NPQ. As a Teaching School Hub, we have increased our capacity to develop current and future leaders from across the region. Where cohort sizes allow us, we are keen to support the provision of NPQs locally and facilitate them from key regional locations, making them more accessible to colleagues in North Warwickshire, East Staffordshire, Cannock, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Tamworth, and Lichfield. We are excited by the opportunity of developing partnerships and supporting the facilitation of local networking within districts and across the TS Hub region.

How much do NPQs Cost?

Teachers and school leaders at all state schools in England (including Post 16 organisations) are now entitled to fully funded places.

Access to funding remains conditional on successful validation of participants’ registration information against Teaching Regulation Agency records, so you must ensure that the information supplied to your NPQ provider matches your teacher record. You can check and update your record via the Teaching Regulation Agency’ Teacher Self-Service Portal.

If you are not eligible for scholarship funding (e.g. work in an Independent school), you can still undertake an NPQ. Please contact us for further support.

Next Steps

If you are interested in registering for, or completing one of the Ambition Institute’s NPQs, with the John Taylor Teaching School Hub, then please email NPQ@jths.co.uk