Upskill yourself and develop teachers in your school
  August 16 2021
The national standards for headteachers emphasise this important responsibility, requiring heads to “ensure staff have access to high-quality, sustained professional development opportunities, aligned to balance the priorities of whole-school improvement, team and individual needs.
Make apprenticeship routes a big part of your leadership development plans
  August 03 2021
Apprenticeships now offer a cost-effective route to professional development of school leaders, but many schools have yet to grasp the opportunity,
Why the ECF really matters
  July 29 2021
The Early Career Framework (ECF) is set to have a huge impact on the professional development culture of schools, providing new teachers in the first stages of their career with a two-year structured professional development programme supported by a mentor.
DfE Announces NPQ Scholarships for Autumn 2021
  July 01 2021
The DfE has announced the details of scholarship funding for the November 2021 NPQ Intake.
Designing and Delivering Effective Professional Development
  June 21 2021
As we move forward in the development of our school leader and school expert led resources for the new suite of NPQs, I have had the great pleasure recently of ‘interviewing’ and listening to many colleagues from all parts of the country, talk about their experiences and accounts of good practice, that will support the next generations of NPQ participants learning in partnership with OLP/BPN.
Leaders an apprentice's own words
  February 11 2021
Hear apprentices share their experience.
Best Practice Network launches early years apprenticeship
  February 09 2021
Award-winning training provider Best Practice Network (BPN) has launched a new apprenticeship programme for early years staff.
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.
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.
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.