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RQT CPD 2020-21

RQT CPD 2020-21

Ahead of the launch of next year's implementation of Early Careers Framework, ECTSW have established a successful programme of RQT hubs for teachers in early stages of their teaching career.  ECTSW aims to support RQTs in the further development of their teaching practice and retain the very best practitioners within our profession.  This course has been specifically designed to support both new RQTs who have experienced disruption in their NQT year due to COVID-19 and more experienced RQTs looking to take the next steps in their career.

Hub workshop 1 : Professional behaviours
Hub workshop 2 : Ensuring good progress
Hub workshop 3 : Meeting pupil's needs
Hub workshop 4 : Behaviour for learning

£10 per RQT for all schools signed up with NQTSW for Appropriate Body services (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information on signing up to Appropriate Body) all other schools £50 per RQT. there may be a small additional cost for bespoke support. 



National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

A personalised, inspirational programme for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs, subject leaders working across MATs and SLEs. We welcome applicants from across Devon and the South West. Starts in October 2020.

The range and quality of our training including face to face, online learning and individual coaching is highly rated: “DTSP holds a very strong quality rating with a 100% pass rate. Support for participants exceeds expectations, demonstrating exceptional performance, 100% of participants would recommend this programme” Tribal QA report 2020

The NPQSL programme is designed to develop the leadership potential of Senior Leaders leading a team across their school. They will be supported to further develop key leadership behaviours: Vision, Collaboration, Personal Drive, Resilience, Interpersonal and Intra-personal Awareness, Integrity and Respect.

They will achieve this through an improvement project that they will work with a team across the school to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching. The programme will last 4 terms by which time they will have submitted for assessment a 5,000 word assignment which covers the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

Key Features:

  • Led by an experienced Headteacher and the Director of DTSP who understand whole school improvement processes and the key part distributed leadership plays within its success.
  • A personalised programme that endeavours to support Senior Leaders develop their own leadership style and apply their learning within their own context.
  • Inspirational trainers who have developed the key skills of Senior Leaders within their own schools and beyond
  • Excellent face to face leadership training days aligned to a core theme of transformational change
  • School visits: Membership of an Action Learning Set to compare and analyse change in different schools.
  • Two coaching sessions provided within the SL’s school to explore their personal leadership development
  • High quality online research and reading across four modules to challenge thinking and support your project

Application deadline Monday 28th September 2020

For further details, including course outline and facilitators, please visit our website at: