National Professional Qualification (NPQ) reform testing workshops
NPQ reform testing workshops - Tuesday 20 September (London) and Wednesday 21 September (Nottingham)
**IN LIGHT OF THE POPULARITY OF THESE EVENTS, WE WILL BE SEEKING TO ARRANGE ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS IN THE COMING WEEKS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONTACTED ABOUT POTENTIAL FUTURE EVENTS, PLEASE EMAIL NPQ.email@example.com WITH YOUR NAME AND ORGANISATION AND WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH FURTHER DETAILS**
It is vital to the Department for Education that the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) offer high quality leadership development opportunities to our school leaders – to support this, we want the views of you and your colleagues.
We have developed a working model for the content and delivery of a new suite of NPQs, which we are seeking to test in two workshops: one on Tuesday 20 September in London and one on Wednesday 21 September in Nottingham.
We will use these workshops to further develop this model, drawing on views from across the sector. This includes current and ex-participants in the NPQs or other leadership development programmes, teachers and leaders who may wish to undertake an NPQ in the future, organisations with an interest in delivering the new programmes, and anyone else with an interest in shaping the future of the qualifications.
Following our announcement in the education White Paper, Educational Excellence Everywhere, the development of the working model has been informed by advice from an expert group consisting of leading headteachers, MAT CEOs, and other sector experts. Chaired by Roger Pope – the chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), principal of Kingsbridge Community College, and chief executive officer of Academies South West – the group has offered advice on:
- the levels of qualifications needed to ensure that leaders are prepared for the full range of leadership roles;
- the knowledge and skills required at each level of leadership and how they should be assessed;
- a sustainable and sector-led approach to the delivery of the new qualifications; and
- a quality assurance framework for the delivery of the new programmes.
Attendees at the workshops will have the opportunity to comment on any or all of these elements of the new model. Full details of the workshops are as follows:
- Tuesday 20 September, London – 12.30pm to 3.30pm at the Department for Education (Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BT)
- Wednesday 21 September, Nottingham – 11.00am to 2.00pm at the Department for Education (Jubilee Conference Centre, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG8 1DH)
The workshops will begin with a 30 minute introductory presentation from Roger Pope, followed by an open session in which attendees can review the model in detail and offer one-to-one feedback to members of the NPQ Reform Team. If you are unable to attend the full workshop, you are welcome to drop-in at any point during the open session.
Spaces at each event are limited to 40 attendees and all attendees will be required to present their ticket upon arrival.
Light refreshments will be provided at both events. Please note that the department will be unable to reimburse any expenses incurred in attending the workshops.
If you would like to attend one of the workshops, and contribute to this key area of leadership development policy, please register your interest by 5.00pm Friday 16 September. Furthermore, if you feel that these events would be of interest to any of your colleagues, please make them aware of the workshops.
If you have an queries about the workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact us on NPQ.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department for Education, London and Nottingham