National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

Applications for NPQH close at 1pm 8/10/2018. Applications should be returned to

For the attention of all potential NPQH Candidates 2018/19.

Re: Briefing Dates

We have recently been informed that the NPQH process for 2018/19 will be operated by the consortia. The programme for 2018/19 differs from preceding years and it is essential you receive the details of the content and process in order for you to decide whether you wish to apply.

To ensure you are fully informed, a number of briefing sessions will be held across Wales both at the end of this term w/c 16th July and the start of the next academic year i.e. w/c 3rd September and it is recommended you attend one of these. Should this not be possible your consortium will place all relevant information and resources on their website.

The NPQH is a national programme and as such each of the briefings will provide the same information so you can attend the session that best suits you in terms of location. There is no need to pre-register.

The details of all the briefing sessions across Wales are shown below.

Additional date!

Thursday 13th of September 5.00pm – 6.00pm   Inspiration Suite, Village Hotel Swansea SA1 8QY

Advance Notice – save the date

Should an applicant be successful in being endorsed for this years NPQH Assessment programme they will be required to attend the National Development Day on Tuesday 6th November in the Marriott Hotel in Swansea. Overnight accommodation the evening prior to the development day will be provided.





Monday 16th July 

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Ceridwen – Griffith Jones St Clears SA33 9BT

Tuesday 17th July  

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Vision, Village Hotel Swansea SA1 8QY

Tuesday 17th July

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Cardiff High School, Llandennis Rd, Cardiff CF23 6WG

Tuesday 17th July

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Glasdir, Llanrwst LL26 0DF

Wednesday 18th July

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Llanwern HS, Newport NP18 2YE

Wednesday 18th July

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Metropole, Llandrindod LD1 5DY

Wednesday 18th July

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Glasdir, Llanrwst LL26 0DF

Wednesday 5th September

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Ysgol Cwm Rhymni, Y Gwyndy Campus, Virginia Cl, Caerphilly CF83 3HG

Thursday 6th September

4.00pm – 5.00pm

Cardiff High School, Llandennis Rd, Cardiff CF23 6WG


Should you have any queries regarding the above please contact your Regional Co-ordinator


Regional Co-ordinator

Contact Details


Jendy Hillier

01443 827555


Peter Jenkins



Tom Fanning

01267 245637


Ann Grenet

01286 675044


National Professional Qualification for

Headship (NPQH) 2018-19

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) qualification is mandatory for all teachers moving into their first headship post in Wales.


Should I apply for the NPQH?

  • Headship is my next career step
  • I want to be a headteacher and will be actively seeking my first substantive post
  • I can demonstrate my attainment against the Formal Leadership Standards (Professional standards for teaching and leadership)
  • Applying
  • You should discuss your application and Leadership Self Review with your Headteacher who may wish to discuss it with the Challenge Adviser.
  • Where you have the agreement of your headteacher they sign and complete the application and return it to you.
  • You must forward your application to the Consortium before 1pm on the agreed date. The consortium arranges for the Endorsing Officer to consider the application and make a recommendation.


Application form submitted 1pm


Endorsing Officer to have returned application


Outcome and name of support to applicant


National day (North)

w/c 5/11/18

Support from


Templates submitted (1pm)


Assessment Centres


National Moderation


Results to candidates


Appeal deadline


Appeal panel Week of


National Development Day (South) w/c



NPQH Documentation.