Providing the Golden Thread of Teacher Development

Specialist National Professional Qualifications

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The St Patrick’s Centre of Educational Excellence are delighted to announce that we are a delivery partner for the new NPQs working with both Bright Futures Educational Trust and the Church of England/CES.

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In undertaking an NPQ you will:

⭐️ Gain a nationally recognised qualification

⭐️ Learn from a rich curriculum based on evidence-based practice

⭐️ Be able to transfer your learning as and when you change schools

⭐️ Complete your learning in a flexible way- both virtually and in regional face to face groups

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In addition, the revised suite of NPQs has been refreshed to reduce the workload burden on teachers and school leaders, while still enabling you to develop and apply your knowledge, skills and understanding both to your current school, and to other contexts.
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Why complete your NPQ with the Church of England?

Completing your NPQ with the Church of England (in partnership with the Catholic Education Service) will give you the added benefits of:


⭐️ Small group expert coaching for every leader on every programme, in partnership with Chartered College of Teaching and Leadership Matters

⭐️ Learning alongside peers with shared commitment to vision-driven education (including focus on rural and small schools)

⭐️ Expert facilitators from high-performing MATs/schools, Teaching School Hubs supported by leading academics bringing the research base alive

⭐️ Support for your wellbeing and personal growth through our extensive Peer Support Networks, and Diocesan Education teams

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The NPQs will compete the golden thread of continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers, from the early stages of teacher development with the Early Career Framework (ECF) through to executive leadership, delivering a new generation of NPQs.

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The refreshed and reformed suite of NPQs is designed to offer the best possible support to teachers and leaders at all levels. From those wanting to develop expertise in high-quality teaching experience practice to those leading multiple schools.

It has never been more important to think about how best to support school leaders. NPQs have been an important part of developing teachers and leaders for over 20 years. We are delighted to share with you our National Professional Qualification Offer for 2022/2023.

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