NPQH

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR HEADSHIP [NPQH]

Applications for NPQH 2019-2020 including LSR should be returned to the Consortium by 1:00pm on Monday, 16 September 2019.

Information Briefing Dates

To ensure practitioners are fully informed, a number of briefing sessions will be held across Wales and it is recommended that all practitioners considering application should attend. Wherever possible we recommend that Headteachers attend with the prospective candidate.

The NPQH is a national programme and as such each of the briefings will provide the same information so you can attend the session that best suits you in terms of location. There is no need to pre-register.

The details of all the briefing sessions across Wales are shown below.

All Briefing Sessions are 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Llanwern HS, Newport NP18 2YE

EAS & CSC

07/05/2019

Griffith Jones Centre, Station Road, St. Clears SA33 4BT

ERW

07/05/2019

Felinfach PEC Lampeter SA48 8AG

ERW

09/05/2019

Plas Menai, Sport Wales National Outdoor Centre Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1UE

GwE

13/05/2019

Holiday Inn, M4 North, Tongwynlais, Cardiff CF15 7AD

CSC & EAS

14/05/2019

Holiday Inn Westbound A55, CH7 6HB

GwE

14/05/2019

Village Hotel Swansea, Langdon Rd, Swansea SA1 8QY

ERW

16/05/2019

Newtown High School, Dolfor Rd, Newtown SY16 1JE

ERW

20/05/2019

 Y Pant, Y Pant Comprehensive School, Cowbridge Road, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF72 8YQ

CSC

21/05/2019

Glasdir, Llanrwst

GwE

13/06/2019 [Additional Session]

 

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR HEADSHIP [NPQH] 2019-2020

The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is mandatory for all teachers moving into their first headship post in Wales.


Should I apply for the NPQH?

The NPQH is specifically for practitioners who are actively seeking headship as their next post. In order to be considered for the NPQH candidates must be:

  • qualified teachers, registered as teachers with the Education Workforce Council for Wales;
  • suitably experienced practitioners who intend becoming serving headteachers in the very near future. Headship is their next career step [acting headteachers who are not aspiring to a substantive headship post are not eligible to participate]; 
  • at a stage in their career where they are able to provide strong evidence to demonstrate significant experience Standards [Professional standards for teaching and leadership]
  • willing to share learning and development with support officers and other colleagues, including examples and case studies of the experiences undertaken during their career that have prepared them for headship.

Applying

  • You should discuss your application and Leadership Standards Review (LSR) with your Headteacher who may wish to discuss it with the Challenge Adviser.
  • Where you have the agreement of your headteacher they sign and complete the application and return it to you.
  • You must forward your application and a completed LSR to the Consortium before 1pm 16/09/2019. The consortium arranges for the Endorsing Officer to consider the application and make a recommendation.
  • Applications must be submitted to your local Consortium.

 

CSC csc_npqh@rctcbc.gov.uk 01443 281411
EAS Business.Support@sewaleseas.org.uk 01443 864963
ERW npqh@erw.org.uk 01267 245637
GwE npqh@gwenorth.wales 01286 679976


Timetable

Application form and LSR submitted 1pm

16/09/2019

Endorsing Officer to have returned application

23/09/2019

Outcome and name of Leadership Coach to applicant

26/09/2019

Day 1. National NPQH Development Day (All Candidates) North Wales

15/10/2019

Day 2. Leadership Styles (Cardiff)

19/11/2019

Day 2. Leadership Styles (Swansea)

20/11/2019

Day 2. Leadership Styles (Llandudno)

26/11/2019

Support available from

14/10/2019

Candidate Assessment Materials submitted 1pm

17/01/2020

Assessment centre  

03/02/20 -14/02/20

Results to candidates    (Letters posted)

04/03/2020

Appeal deadline

02/04/2020

NPQH National Celebration & Development Day

May 2020

 


Further information

Further information, templates and application forms are provided below. Should you have any queries regarding the above please contact your Regional Co-ordinator:

 

Consortium Regional Co-ordinator Contact Details

CSC

Jendy Hillier

Jendy.h.hillier@cscjes.org.uk
01443 827555

EAS

Peter Jenkins

peter.jenkins@sewaleseas.org.uk
07904 644749

ERW

Tom Fanning

tom.fanning@erw.org.uk
01267 245637

GwE

Rhys Williams / Ann Grenet

npqh@gwenorth.wales
01286 679976

 


NPQH Documentation 

Briefing Sessions

Application Pack

Additional Information

Templates for Candidate Assessment Materials

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) 2018-19 National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is mandatory for all teachers moving into their first headship post in Wales.   Should I apply for the NPQH?

  Information sessions The programme for 2018/19 differs from preceding years and it is essential you receive the details of the content and process in order for you to decide whether you wish to apply. To ensure you are fully informed, a number of briefing sessions will be held across Wales both at the end of the summer term and the start of the autumn term and it is recommended you attend one of these with your Headteacher. The NPQH is a national programme and as such each of the briefings will provide the same information so you can attend the session that best suits you in terms of location.  There is no need to pre-register. The details of all the briefing sessions across Wales are shown below.   Applying

  • You should discuss your application and Leadership Standards Review (LSR) with your Headteacher who may wish to discuss it with the Supporting Improvement Adviser
  • Where you have the agreement of your headteacher they sign and complete the application and return it to you
  • You must forward your application to the Consortium [npqh@gwenorth.wales] before 1pm on the agreed date. The Consortium arranges for the Endorsing Officer to consider the application and make a recommendation

 

NPQH Timetable
Submit application form by 1:00pm [npqh@gwenorth.wales] 08/10/2018
Endorsing Officer to have returned application 19/10/2018
Outcome and name of support to applicant 24/10/2018
National Day [Marriott Hotel, Swansea] 06/11/2018
Support from 12/11/2018
Submit templates by 1:00pm 01/02/2019
Assessment Centres 04/03/2019-15/03/2019
National Moderation 22/03/2019
Results to candidates 03/04/2019
Appeal deadline 07/05/2019
Appeal panel week of 13/05/2019
National Development Day (South) w/c 22/05/2019

  NPQH Documentation

Briefing Dates NPQH Briefing Powerpoint 2018-2019 Application Form – 2018-2019
Leadership Standards Review Leadership Task Template Career Profile Template
Confirmation of Personal Development Programme    

  Should you have any queries regarding the above please contact your Regional Co-ordinator  

Consortium Regional Co-ordinator Contact Details
CSC Jendy Hillier Jendy.h.hillier@cscjes.org.uk 01443 827555
EAS Peter Jenkins peter.jenkins@sewaleseas.org.uk 07904 644749
ERW Tom Fanning tom.fanning@erw.org.uk 07740434169
GwE Rhys Willliams npqh@gwenorth.wales 01286 685044

 

NPQH 2017-2018

The NPQH is a national programme, delivered regionally by the four consortia.

It consists of rigorous assessment against the Leadership Standards and focuses on evidencing professional practice.

Please see the link to the NPQH page on the Learning Wales website.

GwE

All prospective NPQH candidates are advised to attend one of the briefing sessions, together with their Headteacher. Briefing sessions will be held across the GwE region during the week commencing 5 June.

Information Sessions 2017-2018

Please see the pdf document for further dates and locations across Wales. You’re welcome to attend one of these, should the dates of GwE’s sessions be inconvenient.

Below is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation from the Information Sessions:

 

Here is the application timetable for 2017-2018.

 

June – September 2017 Candidates to discuss the Individual Leadership Review (ILR) and application with their Headteacher.
By 13:00 on 18 September 2017 Candidates to submit to GwE (npqh@gwenorth.wales or cpcp@gwegogledd.cymru):

  • application form, signed by the applicant and by the headteacher / chair of governors (Word format, electronic signature, using template on GwE website)
  • ILR (Word format + a PDF copy).
Between 18 September and 9 October 2017 GwE to arrange completion of the forms by the Challenge Advisers and Endorsing Officers.
By 13 October 2017 Applicants accepted on to the programme to be notified by GwE, with a copy of the final application form.
From 16 October 2017 onwards Period of support begins for candidates.
w/c 23 October 2017 2-day Leadership Development for candidates
By 13:00 on 31 January 2018 Candidates to submit their NPQH template to GwE (npqh@gwenorth.wales / cpcp@gwegogledd.cymru)
Between 5 and 23 February 2018  Assessment Centre
w/c 12 March 2018 Candidates informed of outcome
w/c 21 May 2018  National Development Day

Here is the NPQH application form for 2017-18. This must be submitted – following discussion with your Headteacher and with the Headteacher section completed – to npqh@gwenorth.wales by 1:00pm on 18 September 2017.

 

Here is the blank ILR which you must use. This needs to be submitted together with your application form in Word format (+ PDF copy) by 1:00pm on 18th September 2017 to npqh@gwenorth.wales.

PLEASE NOTE there is a word count on the ILR – any extra words will be discounted.

No other version of the ILR will be accepted!

Here are some completed exemplars of ILRs

 

Contact

For further information please contact: Marian Wyn Williams (npqh@gwenorth.wales) (01286) 679976

NPQH 2016-2017

The NPQH is a national programme, delivered regionally by the four consortia.

It consists of rigorous assessment against the Leadership Standards and focuses on evidencing professional practice.

Here is the NPQH process:

  • Application

 

  • Support and Development:

 

– Leadership Coach
– Leadership Activity
– Assessment Centre Preparation
– Networking

  • Assessment
    – Present evidence of your professional practice including your updated ILR (Individual Leadership Review)
    – Regional Assessment Centre and moderation
    – National moderation

NPQH Timetable 2016-2017

Support from Leadership Coach

From November/December

Updated ILR submitted to Consortium. (1pm as PDF) npqh@gwenorth.wales 01/03/2017
Assessment Centres 06/03/2017 – 17/03/2017
National Moderation meeting 28/03/2017
Results to candidates 03/04/2017
Appeal deadline 10/05/2017
Appeal panel meeting (week of) 22/05/2017
Graduation ceremony (week of) 03/07/2017

 

For further information please contact Ann Grenet / Marian Williams by e-mail to npqh@gwenorth.wales or by phoning (01286) 679976.