BPN to develop and deliver a new generation of NPQs
  March 31 2021
Award-winning education training organisation Best Practice Network (BPN) is to design and deliver a new generation of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for teachers and school leaders.
CPD at the heart of school improvement
  March 03 2021
A small primary school in Cornwall has become a CPD powerhouse after placing professional development at the heart of its school improvement plans. Yvonne Gandy takes a look.
How to use your levy for leadership development
  January 19 2021
The apprenticeship levy has been with us since 2017 but there are still misconceptions about how it can be used to support professional development in schools - Tracy Clement offers some guidance.
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.
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.
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.