Introduction from our CEO Lorrayne Hughes

We at Cumbria Education Trust 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.

Cumbria Education Trust are delighted to be working in partnership with Ambition Institute to deliver the reformed National Professional Qualification (NPQ) courses, which started in February 2022.

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 provided by Ambition Institute 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.

This round of NPQs are fully funded for state schools by the Department for Education, so with no cost to the participant there has never been a better time to access the next stage of your career.

All programmes will be delivered and facilitated by our highly skilled and dedicated team of Ambition Institute trained and qualified Visiting Fellows and all face to face sessions will take place in highly professional, comfortable and easily accessible Northern / Cumbrian locations.

The seven NPQ programmes on offer through Ambition Institute and Cumbria Education Trust are:

All courses are delivered and facilitated by our highly skilled and dedicated team of Visiting Fellows.

You should find all the information required to apply on the links and in the pages on our website, but if you do have any further queries about our courses, please do not hesitate to contact us at npqs@cumbriaeducationtrust.org

Our next round of NPQs start in Autumn 2022. Please contact us to register your interest.

Lorrayne Hughes

Chief Executive
Cumbria Education Trust

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