CPD for leaders in schools

From September 2019, Plymouth CAST will be working with Outstanding Leaders Partnership  to deliver externally accredited NPQ training for school leaders.  In a recent  Quality Assurance Review courses delivered by Outstanding Leaders Partnership were rated as ‘exceptional’ by the Department for Education.
Four qualifications are on offer:
  •  NPQML (National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders)
  •  NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders)
  •  NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headteachers)
  •  NPQEL (National Professional Qualification for Executive Leaders)
Which qualification is right for you?  If you're not sure which qualification is best for you to apply for, use the link above to see a comparison chart of the four qualifications with types of school experience required for each.

Unique to the academic year 2019 - 20, fully funded scholarships from the Department of Education are available for Plymouth CAST staff taking courses starting in Autumn 2019 or January 2020. However, there is a finite amount of funding available, so applicants are advised to apply promptly in order to secure a funded place. The deadline for applications for NPQ courses starting in Autumn 2019 has been extended to 20th September 2019. There is also an opportunity to start NPQ training in Spring 2020. The deadline for applications for courses starting in Spring 2020 is 20th December 2019.

If you wish to develop your leadership skills within a school context, check that you have the support of your line manager, and then apply online via the Outstanding Leaders website. (An 'Apply Now' button can be found for each NPQ course on the relevant qualification page by following the bullet-point hyperlinks above).

Plymouth CAST is committed to providing high quality CPD to staff in all roles across the organisation.