Did you know that NPQs are changing from September 2021?
From September 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
The changes to NPQs build on the evidence and expert advice already established in the new core content framework for Initial Teacher Training, and the Early Career Framework (ECF). These reforms are part of the DfE’s Teacher recruitment and retention strategy. They reflect the Teachers’ standards and Headteachers’ standards to ensure coherency with the requirements already used by the teaching profession.
The frameworks are now available for the reformed national professional qualifications (NPQ) that will be available from September 2021. They have been developed in consultation with an expert advisory group from across the education system.
The content frameworks set out the things that participants should know and be able to do after completing an NPQ. Providers of NPQs are expected to use these frameworks to design their course.
The reformed suite of NPQs will include:
- NPQEL for leaders that are, or aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or Mat CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.
- NPQH for leaders that are, or are aspiring to be, a Headteacher of head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
- NPQSL for leaders that are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross—school responsibilities.
- NPQ: leading behaviour and culture for teachers who may have responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.
- NPQ: leading teacher development for teachers who may have responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. They may have responsibilities for the development of all teachers across a school or specifically those who are early in their career.
- NPQ: leading teacher framework for teachers who may have a responsibility for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.
The change to delivery structure is that currently NPQs are led by DfE licenced providers who on the whole operate regionally. From September 2021 the NPQs will be led by a fewer number of DfE designated national providers, who will partner with more local delivery partners. This could include Multi-Academy Trusts, Local Authority areas, Teaching School Hubs or other networks of schools who align themselves with a National Provider.
Remote Education Guidance 15th January 2021
We are really aware about the volume of information you are all receiving during this time. The KYRA team have gathered together evidence, guidance and top tips for Remote Education to try and summarise some of this information. We have produced an easy to read, quick guide for:
- Teachers and Teaching Assistants with a pedagogical role
- Teaching Assistants with a non pedagogical role
As more evidence emerges we will update this. However we hope these quick guides will be of use to you and your colleagues. If we can be of any more support to you, as you deliver Remote Education, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please feel free to share these as you wish, you can download the document here: Remote Education Guidance
Communication for NQTs and Mentors Monday 11th January 2021
Dear Headteachers, Induction Tutors and NQTs,
We appreciate the start of term hasn’t been straight forward and we want to thank you for all your hard work and commitment. We would like to draw your attention to two documents.
As of yet, The Department for Education has not provided any further updates to statutory NQT induction following the PMs announcement on Monday 4th January.
This letter outlines our suggestions and revised requirements to support you all when making judgements against the next assessment review point during COVID-19 and some further information.
At present, we anticipate that the TRA will still expect the next assessment review to be completed and therefore this document will support the evidence to show progress.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further queries via email: NQT@kyrateachingschool.com
Kind regards Lauren Nicoll
Kyra Alliance Partners
In a bid to maintain connectivity there is a shared drive for all Kyra Partners to access resources and also a Kyra Heads WatsApp group to access information immediately, if you do not have access to these please get in touch via email@example.com
Home Learning Resources
Following the announcement of school closures, we shall be collating free resources and learning links on the Kyra Learning Resources page for parents and teachers.
This will be frequently updated.