Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
Blueprint Alliance is delighted to be one of the schools comprising the Outstanding Leaders Partnership, a collaborative partnership of schools, teaching school alliances and multi-academy trusts that are supported by Best Practice Network to deliver the National Professional Qualifications for school leadership. We are committed to the ongoing development of staff and these qualifications help to nurture qualities and skills that have a positive impact on school and pupil outcomes.
The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) is a national school-led collaboration of 47 Teaching Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts. OLP is approved by the Department for Education to provide National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) designed to deliver high quality, impact-led development training for school leaders. OLP is supported by Best Practice Network, a national training organisation.
The NPQs are for serving or aspiring Middle Leaders, Senior Leaders, Headteachers and Executive Heads; each qualification is tailored to the needs of the leadership roles. The qualifications require candidates to drive sustainable school-based improvement. The provision positively impacts the skills and confidence of candidates and the success of their schools.
NPQML is for individuals who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team e.g. a key stage leader, a subject leader, or a head of department.
NPQSL is for individuals who are, or are aspiring to become, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. an experienced middle leader, a deputy Headteacher, or other senior staff.
NPQH is for individuals who are, or are aspiring to become, a Headteacher or head of school with the intention of applying for a headship within 18 months of commencing the qualification.
NPQEL is for individuals who are, or are aspiring to become, an executive Headteacher or CEO of a MAT.
This funding will cover full course costs, and all teachers and leaders in these areas are eligible for this funding (provided they have not already studied for the NPQ for which they are applying).