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GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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National Professional Qualifications

Stop Press - We are still recruiting for Cohort 2 (due to start Spring 2022) - these courses are still free for all state-funded schools in England with no limits on numbers per school

The DfE announced, on the 12th of October, that ALL six NPQs will now be free nationally for all state funded schools without limit as to numbers per school. These are:

EL                 Executive Leadership                                      18 months

H                   Headship                                                            18 months

SL                 Senior Leadership                                             18 months

LBC               Leading Behaviour and Culture                   12 months

LTD               Leading Teacher Development                    12 months

LT                 Leading Teaching                                              12 months

State-funded nurseries and colleges will also be eligible.

  • Non-teaching staff are also eligible for these courses if appropriate to their work; there is a process by which a temporary TRN can be awarded.
  • We will now aim to run a second cohort in March to catch any late applicants. The application window is still open for the March cohort.

Following the brief DfE registration, applicants will receive a further e-mail from the Education Development Trust (EDT) and will need to complete this information:

  • Choose HISP Teaching School Hub as the Delivery Partner
  • Choose November 21st as the start date
  • Complete questions on why they want to do the course, what they expect to learn and why they have chosen the EDT. The first two are to understandably ensure the suitability and commitment of applicants and should be completed with reasonable thought. The third should only be answered by saying ‘This is the provider that my Teaching School Hub is working with’ and does not require an in-depth answer.

Please contact Caroline Carroll at Millais School, Horsham on caroline.carroll@millais.org.uk or 01403 267890 for further information or assistance. Caroline is our West Sussex Teaching School Hub Associate and is leading on NPQs.

Please also let Caroline know if you have staff registering on NPQs and which courses.

The new, reformed suite of NPQs include:

These qualifications have been designed to support teachers and leaders in developing skills in aspects of school leadership and specialist areas of teaching practice. They have been developed through consultation with the education sector and EEF.

The new NPQs support the Department for Education’s Recruitment and Retention Strategy (2019) and the ‘Golden Thread’. They build on evidence already established in the Initial Teacher Training COre Content Framework and the Early Career Framework (ECF), and reflect both the Teachers’ Standards and The Headteachers’ Standards.

Find out more about NPQs HERE.