Funding Available

Our NPQH, NPQLPM and NPQSENDCo programmes are fully funded for Autumn 24.

Funded places on our NPQLT, NPQLTD, NPQSL, NPQEYL and NPQLBC programmes are available to qualifying schools (the top 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding). 

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Our Experience

John Taylor have delivered NPQs since 2017. As a designated Teaching School Hub, we have successfully delivered 28 cohorts of Ambition Institute’s reformed Specialist and Leadership NPQs to over 700 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

Nathan Morland

TS Hub Director

Jeanette
Taylor-Perks

Jeanette Taylor-Perks

NPQ Co-ordinator

Victoria
Knight

Victoria Knight

TS Hub NPQ Lead

“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

Interested in completing one of the Ambition Institute’s NPQs?

2024/25 School Funding

2024-25 funding will target those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities.

Here are the changes in full:

MacMartin – Nathan Update 23/05/24 “Keep a copy of the who can do an NPQ with us and we may update and reintroduce this at a later stage.

Frequently Asked Questions

We can facilitate any school in our Teaching School Hub area. If the local Teaching School Hub is not offering a particular NPQ, we can also support other Hub regions; as a Hub, we have increased our capacity to develop current and future leaders across the region.

Where cohort sizes allow us, we are keen to support the provision of NPQs locally and make 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 Teaching School Hub region.

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 the successful validation of a participant’s 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 teacher record via the Teacher Self-Service Portal.

If you are not eligible for scholarship funding (e.g. if you work in an Independent school) but are still interested in undertaking an NPQ, contact us for support and additional information.

Targeted Small School Funding

As part of the work done to support Covid recovery, DfE funding had meant that all NPQs were fully funded. This will no longer be the case.

It has now been confirmed that funding will target those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities.

Here are the changes in full:

  • For October’s cohort, the DfE will fund up to 10,000 places in total
  • All state schools will be eligible for fully-funded places on the NPQ in Headship, NPQ for SENCOs, NPQ in Leading Primary Maths and Early Headship Coaching Offer only
  • For all other NPQs, schools with the highest 50% of pupil premium pupils will be eligible for fully funded places, as well as early years and 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage

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 nine of Ambition Institute’s NPQ programmes, including 4 specialist and 4 leadership NPQs.

We are extremely pleased that our facilitators, for all NPQs, are experienced Headteachers and Senior Leaders from across the Teaching School Hub and West Midlands region. They are all fully trained as Visiting Fellows by Ambition Institute on the specialist and reformed leadership NPQs offering the quality and experience delegates expect.

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.

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

NPQ for Leading Teaching

Funding Available

Our NPQH, NPQLPM and NPQSENDCo programmes are fully funded for Autumn 24.

Funded places on our NPQLT, NPQLTD, NPQSL, NPQEYL and NPQLBC programmes are available to qualifying schools (the top 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding).

To find out if your school is eligible, use the Scholarship Eligibility Checker.

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