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Xavier Teaching School Hub

Leadership matters

Make a real impact in your school with our NPQ programmes

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are the most widely-recognised qualifications in the education sector for current and aspiring leaders, and are accredited by the DfE. They provide professional development to those wishing to develop their expertise in a specialist area, such as teaching and learning or behaviour management, to those leading schools across a trust.

Xavier Teaching School Hub will be partnering with STSN  and TeachFirst to deliver the reformed National Professional Qualifications. This partnership brings together the best local knowledge and context with the national experience and programmes of Teach First.

For more information see the DfE document:

Apply for a national professional qualification (NPQ) - GOV.UK (



(12 month programme)

NPQ in Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

NPQ in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

NPQ in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)

NPQ IN Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM)



(18 month programme)

NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

NPQ in Headship (NPQH)

NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

NPQ in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

You can find more information on the courses in our STSN NPQ Programmes brochure. Please make sure you read the brochure thoroughly before making an application.