National professional qualifications (NPQs) are a national, voluntary suite of qualifications designed to support the professional development of teachers and leaders. From autumn 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
In this webinar, Cat Scutt (Director of Education Research, Chartered College of Teaching), Gareth Conyard (Deputy Director, Department for EducationThe ministerial department responsible for children’s serv... More) and Frances Blurton (Head of Communications, Stakeholder Engagement and Regulatory Reform, Department for Education) shared information on the new NPQs, the funding available and information on how professionals can become Chartered through NPQs.
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- National professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms
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About our presenters:
Deputy Director, Department for Education
Gareth Conyard is currently Deputy Director of the Developing Teachers & Leaders Division at the Department for Education, responsible for the Government’s overall approach to developing teachers, head teachers and leaders. This includes overseeing current and reformed National Professional Qualifications, as well as delivering the new Early Career Framework.
Assistant Director, Department for Education
Frances Blurton is currently an Assistant Director in the Developing Teachers & Leaders Division at the Department for Education, responsible for the Government’s overall approach to developing teachers, head teachers and leaders. Frances is responsible for stakeholder engagement and communications across the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications programmes as well as the statutory changes to induction. Prior to joining the Department, Frances was a secondary English teacher.
Director of Education & Research, Chartered College of Teaching
A former English teacher, Cat Scutt’s roles have since focused on supporting teacher development both online and through face-to-face activities, with a particular focus on development through collaboration and through engagement with research and evidence. She has worked as a teacher and advisor in the state and independent sector, as well as in corporate learning and development.