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NPQ Senior Leadership

Senior Leadership – for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities. 

Generate Teaching Hub is proud to be working with Best Practice Network (BPN) to deliver this National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership to colleagues across Halton, Warrington and Wigan area.

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Generate Teaching Hub is coordinating local cohorts of teachers to complete the NPQ, using experienced school leaders from our trust local school partners as facilitators. This means you get to learn alongside your peers and build local links of support, advice and ideas.

The frameworks for the NPQs draws from the very latest evidence and research into pedagogy, behaviour, curriculum and more. To best address the broad range of responsibilities of current and aspiring middle leaders, this is one of the suite of specialist NPQs that have been introduced which support alternate career development.


Key information on the NPQ in Senior Leadership includes:

18 months in length;

Blends 4 days of facilitated training with 3 online learning courses (34 hours);

Offers 10 hours performance coaching;

Requires 20 hours of formative assessment tasks, to support the in-school application of learning;

Summative assessment completed over an additional 3 months at the end of the programme.


In March 2024 the DfE announced its plans for NPQ funding for the next intake in October 2024. Here are the changes:

· The DfE will fund up to 10,000 places in total for the October 2024 intake

· All state schools will be eligible for fully-funded places on NPQLPM, NPQH, NPQ SENCO and EHCO

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

We are awaiting further information from the DfE, and in the meantime, you can find the DfE messaging here: Funding for national professional qualifications (NPQs) – GOV.UK (

    How to Apply

    1. To apply individual applicants must complete the application form here:

    To confirm your application form you will be required to complete your registration on the DfE portal. The portal is currently closed and will re-open in summer 2024. Following successful receipt of an application, we will invite you to register on the DfE portal once it reopens.

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