St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust in Partnership with Best Practice Network is pleased to announce that they will be running the NPQSL and NPQML Programmes from September 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for schools in the Exeter and Plymouth area to take part in these nationally accredited leadership programmes and applicants from beyond the trust are very welcome to join the first cohorts.
St Christopher’s Trust is a family of 17 Church and Community schools spread across Devon, Torbay and Plymouth, we have a strong reputation for putting CPD at the heart of our approach to staff development and this new partnership extends our offer and builds on the strategic partnerships we have with a number of local providers.
The DfE has recently announced that full scholarship funding for National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) has been extended for a short amount of time. We are working in partnership with Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership to deliver these qualifications in our area.
At the moment schools in priority 5 or 6 areas are eligible for full scholarship funding, and to give you the best possible chance of securing this funding, we are recommending that individuals apply before 24th July. It will still be possible to apply over the summer but funding cannot be guaranteed.
Once your application has been accepted we will apply to the DfE for the scholarship on your behalf. If for any reason your scholarship application is not successful, you can withdraw from the course without incurring any costs.
This funding is not capped per school and applies to the full suite of NPQ qualifications. Please see our handy NPQ comparison chart here.
- National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)
- National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
Candidates can apply for all of these programmes using the following links:
- NPQML: http://outstandingleaders.org/qualifications/npqml
- NPQSL: http://outstandingleaders.org/qualifications/npqsl
- Leadership apprenticeships with NPQML: https://outstandingleaders.org/leaders-apprenticeship-npqml
- Leadership apprenticeships with NPQSL: https://outstandingleaders.org/leaders-apprenticeship-npqs
Candidates are asked to use the partner allocation code, which ensures registration with St Christopher's MAT. Partner allocation code is: STCM. Partner name is listed as St Christopher's MAT.
If you have any questions about the NPQs or about the availability of funding please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org