We are delighted that CET, with our partners, will be delivering the newly reformed National Professional Qualification (NPQ) courses starting in February.

NPQs are prestigious professional qualifications, widely recognised in the education sector. They are voluntary and designed to support the professional development of teachers and school leaders at all levels, in both the primary and secondary sector.

These DfE nationally accredited programmes are for teachers and leaders who want to expand their knowledge and skills in specialist areas of teaching practice and school leadership and are a prime driver in transforming professional development in schools.

The five NPQ programmes we are offering, in conjunction with our partners Ambition Institute and Three Rivers Teaching School Hub, span both the new Specialist and Leadership programmes:

CET’s Chief Executive Officer Lorrayne Hughes said: “We passionately believe that every child deserves the opportunities to ‘be the best they can be’. And we’re equally clear that we cannot deliver on that belief without developing the very best teachers and school leaders.

“We want to help teachers and leaders excel in their careers. That’s why we put such high emphasis on professional development for staff and why we are delighted to be offering these opportunities.”

All programmes will be delivered and facilitated by our highly skilled and dedicated team of Ambition Institute trained and qualified Visiting Fellows.

Further information about each programme can be found on the Leadership Development pages of this website.

This round of NPQs is fully funded for state schools by the Department for Education. So if you are interested, please do speak to your Headteacher and line manager before registering your interest via our online registration form.

If you have any queries about these programmes or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact CET Assistant Headteacher and Leadership Development Manager Nic Tweddle – ntweddle@workingtonacademy.org

The closing date for applications is 8 January.