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Level 3

The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a Headteacher.



NPQH is a high bar that will challenge and develop talented leaders who can deliver educational excellence in a self-improving system and high quality outcomes for pupils and students.

The Outstanding Leaders Partnership, managed by Best Practice Network, is licenced by the National College to provide National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) throughout the region. The partnership (including Tyntesfield Primary School) is cross-phase and consists of headteachers and other school leaders that are recognised nationally for their outstanding leadership.


  • Flexible access to high quality leadership learning accredited by the National College
  • Facilitation and coaching from nationally accredited facilitators and leaders of outstanding schools, including SLEs, LLEs and NLEs
  • Challenging strategic projects via placements in exceptional schools
  • Opportunities for personal and group facilitated/peer leadership learning and development activity
  • A ‘dedicated’ personal mentor/coach throughout the programme
  • High quality relevant online materials and support
  • ‘All the way’ career support through and beyond promotion


For more information about NPQH visit