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Leeds Trinity University partners with Church of England to support teachers with senior leadership ambitions

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Leeds Trinity University has been announced as the official delivery partner for the Church of England’s National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) in Senior Leadership and Leading Teaching.

Launching in February 2022, the two NPQs are accredited by the Department for Education and form part of a nationally recognised set of qualifications for schoolteachers and leaders at all levels, enhancing their expertise in high quality teaching practice and leadership. 

The NPQ in Senior Leadership provides teachers with the training and support required to become senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities, and the NPQ in Leading Teaching is aimed at teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

Both NPQs are designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and approaches required to support and improve school culture, in which staff and pupils are all able to thrive.

As a Church of England delivery partner, Leeds Trinity will be responsible for delivering high-quality sessions via academic teaching staff in the Institute of Childhood and Education. The University will also lead on recruitment, selection, assessment and onboarding of local participants and contribute to regional and national programme development and reviews.

Catherine Bell, Academic Partnership Lead at Leeds Trinity University, said:

“We are delighted to be working with such a high-quality partner to deliver these exciting new qualifications. Our shared values which put robust evidence-based practice and teacher excellence at the core, will help support the professional development of teachers and school leaders of the future.”

Emily Norman, Head of Networks and Partnerships at the Church of England, said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with Leeds Trinity University to deliver the new National Professional Qualification programmes. These programmes are rooted in high-quality research, and are built on the collaboration of Catholic, Church of England and community providers in the UK. Working with Leeds Trinity will really enhance our offer through its understanding of the local context and partnership working with schools, colleges and trusts across Yorkshire.”

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