Additional support offer for the NPQ in Headship In addition to the reformed suite of NPQs, the DfE is introducing an additional support offer for new headteachers from autumn 2021.

This is a targeted support package for teachers new to the role of headship. You are eligible for this targeted support package if you meet the following criteria:

  • Are in your first 24 months of headship
  • Work in a state funded school in England upon starting the training
  • Have either completed an NPQH before taking up your first headship post or are currently taking the NPQH
  • Have not withdrawn from the additional support programme previously

The offer provides structured, unassessed face to face support based on the best available evidence about what makes an effective headteacher. Support is provided by our Lead Provider Teach First and will be based on a coaching model, tailored to your needs.