NPQ Scholarship Funding
The Government has recently announced a £10million scholarship fund to support teachers and leaders undertaking National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) from schools in twelve opportunity areas and category 5 and 6 local areas.
The funding - available over three years - will cover the costs of completing qualifications that will help teaching staff to improve their school leadership skills. It is available on a strictly first come, first served basis and is available to participants on the three National Professional Qualifications.
Please contact the team for more information, to check your eligibility and to register your interest.
The Opportunity Areas
- Yorkshire & Humber: Scarborough, Bradford, Doncaster
- North West: Blackpool, Oldham
- East Midlands: Derby
- West Midlands: Stoke
- East of England: Norwich, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire, Ipswich
- South West: West Somerset
- South East: Hastings
Category 5 & 6 Areas
In March 2016 the Department for Education evaluated each Local Authority District and grouped them into six categories numbered 1 to 6.
Areas rated 5 and 6 are those where children were making the least progress and had the poorest access to high-quality schools. These areas also have the poorest provision of leadership support, such as National Leaders of Education and Teaching School Alliances.