From autumn 2021, a reformed suite of NPQs will be available for teachers and leaders who want to develop their knowledge and skills in school leadership and specialist areas of teaching practice.
These reforms include:
- reforming the 3 existing NPQs in senior leadership, headship and executive leadership
- replacing the current NPQ in middle leadership with 3 new NPQs for teachers and leaders who want to develop their expertise in specialist areas of teaching practice
The funding approach targets deprived areas, by focusing on the top 30% of schools in relation to pupils on pupil premium. Teachers and leaders from these schools will be able to access a fully funded NPQ.