Spring 2021 NPQ intake - registration open
  October 16 2020
Due to high demand from teachers and school leaders to access NPQ scholarships in recent months, the DfE is conducting a review to assess demand against available funding. When the DfE scholarship funding position becomes clear, we will contact you if we need to discuss alternative funding options.
SEND CPD in a time of crisis
  October 15 2020
The pandemic may be creating new CPD journeys for SEND professionals, but the measures of what makes effective training remain unchanged says Abigail Gray.
Drivers of good practice
  October 01 2020
Applications for the new Teaching Hubs close on 30 October. Sally Bishop looks at the challenges and opportunities this new development will provide for schools.
Leadership in the time of Covid: Six lessons for headteachers
  September 30 2020
A mixture of optimism and realism can help school leaders navigate their schools through a potentially challenging year ahead. Multi-academy trust CEO Nick Cross talks to Yvonne Gandy about his six key leadership lessons for the coming months.
Autumn 2020 NPQ Intake - Registration Window Re-opened Until 16 September
  September 03 2020
We have re-opened the registration window for our NPQ programmes. Colleagues who were too busy to apply by the original deadline now have until 16 September to sign up for an Autumn 2020 start.
Schools can fund NPQs through apprenticeship levy following Best Practice Network appointment
  July 24 2020
Schools across England will now be able to use their apprenticeship levy to cover the cost of National Professional Qualification (NPQ) leadership development programmes for middle and senior leaders.
Time to innovate as children return
  July 24 2020
The latest Government guidance for children returning to nursery and pre-school contains reassuring steps in the right direction and provides scope to think about new ways to operate, says Sian Marsh of Best Practice Network and Gill Mason of Kids Planet Day Nurseries.
Education post-Covid: Our principles of recovery
  July 15 2020
At the Unity Schools Partnership, the pandemic hiatus has provided an opportunity to re-evaluate and focus on what really matters in education. Yvonne Gandy looks at the trust’s principles of recovery.
WOW: Leading a primary school through lockdown
  June 18 2020
Leading a primary school through the lockdown has had its fair share of challenges for executive principal Sophie Murfin. She speaks to Yvonne Gandy about how this period has triggered changes that will continue when normal service eventually resumes.
The lockdown legacy: What will change?
  May 13 2020
Headteacher Rachel Tomlinson believes that the coronavirus shutdown will have a lasting, positive, legacy for the way her school is run. Yvonne Gandy explains.