National Professional Qualification (NPQs)
The AMS is looking to support the leadership capabilities of hundreds of middle leaders, senior leaders, headteachers and executive leaders across the country.
In September 2021, a reformed suite of NPQs was made available to teachers and leaders. This suite of qualifications includes several improvements and additions.
The AMS has partnered with a DFE-accredited NPQ provider to provide leaders of our schools access to the full suite of NPQs on offer.
These courses can be either self-funded or accessed as an apprenticeship. Nb: Apprenticeship training can be from Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) through to Level 7 (Masters)
The benefits of undertaking an NPQ include:
Focused on delivering improved outcomes for young people
Connect with your peers
Flexible learning to suit your timetable
‘Currently we have 17 candidates actively participating across the various NPQs.’
NPQs currently available:
The 4 NPQs in specialist areas of teaching have been designed with both classroom teachers and leaders in mind. They are:
- Leading Teacher Development– Learn how to become a teacher educator and successfully support teachers in your school to expand their skills
- Leading Teaching– Learn how to lead the teaching and learning of a subject, year group or phase
- Leading Behaviour and Culture– Learn how to create a culture of good behaviour and high expectations in which staff and pupils can thrive
- Leading Literacy – Learn how to effectively teach and promote literacy across the whole school, year group, key stage or phase
The Leadership NPQs are:
- Senior Leadership– Develop your leadership knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes for teachers and pupils in your school
- Headship– Develop the knowledge that underpins expert school leadership and apply it to become an outstanding headteacher
- Executive Leadership– Develop the expertise you need to become an outstanding executive leader, leading change and improvement across your group of schools or multi-academy trust
- Early Years Leadership– Develop expertise in leading high-quality early years education and care, as well as effective staff and organisational management