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National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

We are proud to announce that Churchdown School has been selected as a delivery partner with Best Practice Network and The Outstanding Leaders Partnership for a range of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQS), a national, voluntary suite of qualifications designed to support the professional development of teachers and leaders.

From September 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

Scholarship funding to support participants to access the reformed suite of NPQs is planned from September 2021 and details will be confirmed in due course.

Full details for each of the NPQs, including the registration form and information on funding, can be found at The team at Outstanding Leaders Partnership can be contacted through the livechat function of their website, or you can send enquiries to

When registering please ensure you select Churchdown School Academy from the drop-down when prompted. This will help ensure your access to local delivery.


To find out more take a look at the NPQ Brochure below