Additional support for new headteachers

This section provides information on our additional support offer for new headteachers on our NPQH programme.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m currently doing an existing NPQH with Teach First / a different provider. Can I apply for the additional support for new headteachers?

Yes, you can. The additional support for new headteachers is a targeted package of support aimed at new headteachers, and based on the content of the new NPQH, which has been reformed to ensure it is underpinned by the latest and best evidence.

The support offer is available to those in their first two years of headship, who have either completed the new NPQH before becoming a head or are currently taking the  new NPQH. Those teachers who have in the past or are currently taking the existing NPQH are also eligible for this support regardless of when they finished the programme, providing they are within their first two years of headship.

How old can your NPQH be to access the additional support for new headteachers?

The support offer is available to those in their first two years of headship, who have EITHER completed the new/reformed NPQ before becoming a head OR are currently taking the existing NPQH. The additional support offer will be a targeted package of support aimed at new headteachers, and based on the content of the new NPQH, which has been reformed to ensure it is underpinned by the latest and best evidence. Those teachers who are currently taking the existing NPQH will also be eligible for the additional support offer (if they are in their first two years of headship).

Participants wishing to access the NPQH additional support offer are eligible if they’ve done the previous NPQH, providing they are within their first two years of headship. 

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