TDT National Professional Qualifications for Teachers and School Leaders
Facilitate the development of new and aspiring leaders of school, staff and pupils
Become a nationally recognised trainer
- Facilitate the delivery of prestigious, government-backed and internationally recognised qualification completely reformed for 2021
- Share local knowledge and expertise from your own professional experience to ensure high quality outcomes
- Lead successful teacher progression and development in your school
Leading Teacher Development
Lead the development of other staff in your schools, through coaching, mentoring and designing the highest quality CPD programmes through the NPQLTD
Leading Teaching (& Curriculum)
Lead great quality teaching & curriculum, whether in a subject, year-group, key stage or phase through the NPQLT
Leading Behaviour & Culture
Lead the improvement of pupil wellbeing, create calm classrooms, great pupil behaviour and a warm whole-school culture through the NPQLBC
Three leadership qualifications for school and system leadership:
Gain school-wide, senior leadership responsibilities and bring staff with you on the journey with the NPQSL
Lead effective, school-wide change through the art, craft and science of people development with the NPQH
Take your leadership to new levels, working across multiple schools with the NPQEL
Register your interest to be an NPQ facilitator
Testimonials from our other courses:
The course had a huge impact on my professional life this year […] it reignited my desire to learn in an academic sense”
One of the most powerful things about it has been that I feel empowered, by knowledge by understanding and to enact change […] crucially, ensuring a shared purpose with a strong focus on student outcomes must be central, to provide colleagues with the same empowered feeling”
Course Structure & Approach
Our three specialist NPQs have one year of study followed by an assessment period.
Our leadership NPQs have 18 months of study followed by an assessment period.
Our flexible study approach is underpinned by high quality, web-based self-study with plenty of online discussion with your peers and support from your course leader.
Hold a mirror up to your current setting, studying how it works
Get a window into other types of schools—different phases, specialities, localities
Courses designed for participants from a variety of backgrounds & schools
Be properly prepared to deal with the most common real-life leadership challenges
Learn from detailed interviews with great leaders – not just what they do but how they think
Experience repeated opportunities to practise real change and implementation
Some key partners
The Teacher Development is the national charity for effective professional development in schools and colleges. Founded in 2012 by teachers and school leaders, our mission is powerful professional development in every school & college so that teachers thrive and children succeed.
Our work and evidence base
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Events and conferences
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Following the launch of the new Education Endowment Foundation guidance report on professional development based on the new underlying evidence report by Sims et al (2021), our CEO, David Weston, spoke with lead author Dr Sam Sims to explore the findings of the new...
Staff in state-funded schools in England are now eligible for full scholarship funding* for all of the fully reformed and updated National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). That means government will fully cover all course fees*, with schools now having to focus...
Teacher Development Trust is delighted to announce that we are joining Forum Strategy's small group of sector-leading partners; and will become their partner for professional development for an initial 6-month period. The success and continuous improvement of trusts,...