The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) remains the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a Headteacher or Principal. If you have ambitions to run your own school, then completing your NPQH with the Tauheedul College of Teaching and Leadership will make sure you’re heading in the right direction.
Our programme is an intensive and challenging experience based around excellence, critical reflection and quality school-based practice. We will ensure you become a highly skilled, well-developed leader who is ready to make the transition to headship and hit the ground running.
Our innovative curriculum and practical placements will equip you with the confidence, skills, professional knowledge and experience needed to stand out and make your mark.
High levels of personalisation and progression – an individual leadership plan allowing you to work systematically towards the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers
Immersion in good or outstanding schools – opportunity to undertake leadership placements in some of the best schools in the country
World class people – support from expert and leading practitioners, including NLEs, LLEs and former Ofsted Inspectors
High quality leadership learning – 8 face-to-face executive training days, rooted in the latest research and cutting edge professional practice
Coaching for leadership – coaching to support the development of highly effective leadership behaviours
Thought leadership – a free place at the TCTL Festival of Education; our annual school conference that brings together the very best of education’s thought leaders, practitioners of change and policy makers
Career pathway planning – dedicated time to prepare for Final Assessment, free headteacher application appraisal and membership of the TCTL Alumni
Who is the Programme for?
NPQH is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a Headteacher or Head of School with responsibility for leading a school.
This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a Headteacher or head of school with cross-school responsibilities such as a National Leader of Education (NLE).
To achieve the NPQH qualification you’ll need to successfully:
The Study Modules
The six NPQH study modules set out what a leader should know and be able to do. Modules focus on improving leadership practice and support the development of the critical leadership behaviours of commitment, collaboration, personal drive, resilience, awareness, integrity and respect; behaviours which exemplify how the best leaders operate.
The six study modules you must complete are:
The NPQH forms a 12 month programme of study which includes eight full day face to face workshops across the year, including dedicated support to prepare for the Final Assessment tasks.
All modules are led by experienced Headteachers. Face-to-face events are supplemented by workplace learning, reading, reflections and online learning.
We also provide expert coaching from serving practitioners. During this coaching, you will not only receive support and challenge from a credible leader, you will also learn vital coaching skills to utilise once you take up your first headship.
In order to gain the qualification, you must successfully complete the NPQH final assessment; a series of tasks designed to judge whether you are ready to take up your first headship.
The final assessment comprises 2 tasks:
The TCTL NPQH currently runs in:
Application deadlines for each region are shown below, to receive an application pack, please call 0330 313 9870 or email [email protected]
Bradford – 8 June 2018
Birmingham – 8 October 2018
London – 8 June 2018
North West – 19 June 2018