There are various application windows through the year.
Applicants must complete a written application with support from their Headteacher (or sponsor) and submit this to email@example.com
Applications will be assessed by an external party and, following moderation, successful applicants will be informed by the end of December and put forward to start their NPQH in the new year
Where the outcome of a written application is inconclusive applicants will be interviewed to deem readiness
You can download guidance and the application form from www.bestpracticenet.co.uk/npqh
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Click here to download the application form and apply for your place on NPQH starting soon.
Many of our Alliance schools, including Denbigh High School and Challney High School for Boys are used by the National College as host schools for trainee headteachers who have started the NPQH.
The provision of placements in the redesigned NPQH acknowledges both the significance and diversity of school contexts. Placements also provide opportunities for trainee headteachers to gain insights into unfamiliar contexts and experience different leadership styles.
The ambition is that placements will provide trainee headteachers with opportunities to develop their leadership expertise further and to practise the skills of contextual literacy, i.e. the ability to read context accurately, make judgements about priorities and recognise the leadership behaviours required to address school improvement priorities.
An NPQH placement lasts between 5 and 20 days, depending on the nature of the trainee headteacher’s development needs, the activity agreed and the circumstances of the trainee headteacher’s own school and the placement school.
The placement will provide an opportunity for the trainee headteacher to: