NPQs (National Professional Qualifications)

NPQ@teachingschools is a unique partnership of eight teaching school alliances, including NEXUS, in the wider Bristol area with a strong track record of delivering exceptional professional development. As a newly designated DfE licenced provider, we have worked with our partner teaching schools to create and deliver a new and innovative middle leadership programme designed by experienced, current school leaders in order to develop the potential of the talented and motivated school leaders across our region.

NPQML and NPQSL programmes commence in the spring term 2018: register today!

For more information about the NPQML for middle leaders, including costs, venues, applying for a place and programme details please visit our NPQML webpage

For more information about the NPQSL for senior leaders, including costs, venues, applying for a place and programme details, please visit our NPQSL webpage


The window for application for both NPQML and NPQSL begins on 30th October 2017 and closes on December 20th 2017 at 12.00pm

Our NPQH begins in September 2018.


NPQ Overview
Gain a qualification that gives you national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement within a school setting with this range of leadership programmes for school leaders.

With our partnership, you’ll get the opportunity to build and develop strong networks with colleagues across all phases and settings. With a proven history of delivering exceptional context-based and school-led CPD and leadership training, the NPQ@teachingschools group as a collective of outstanding local teaching schools, provides excellent support at every stage of your leadership development and access to a huge range of exceptional personnel to support the delivery of each programme.