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NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR HEADSHIP (NPQH) 
 

Applications for NPQH 2019-20 including LSR should be returned to the Consortium by 1pm 16/09/2019
 

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 4pm – 5pm  
 
 All Briefing sessions are 4pm – 5pm    
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
 

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR HEADSHIP (NPQH) 2019-20
 

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 of leadership at a whole school level and can demonstrate attainment against the Formal Leadership 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 281411 
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 685044


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