Nomination are open for Cornwall Educator of the Year Awards by OPUS please use the link below to enter one of the seventeen categories - Closing date 12th July 2022.

National Professional Qualifications (NPQ's)

The NPQ course offer and the application forms can be found on the LSSW website and also on

As you might be aware in October the DfE announced that they will now be fully funding all NPQs. We would greatly encourage you access the scholarship funding whilst it remains available.

We have been experiencing a really high level of interest in the NPQ qualifications across Cornwall from the outset. In fact, we are exceptionally pleased about the number of colleagues wishing to pursue the leadership development with us, LSSW and Teach First. Currently we have over 375 colleagues across four Teaching School Hub areas signed up and we expect the volume of applications to continue for the 1b cohort too. 

We would not wish your organisation to miss this valuable opportunity which will undoubtedly make a positive difference to your schools, staff and student outcomes. Please see the details below.

DfE announcement 12.10.21

All teachers and leaders employed in state-funded schools and state-funded organisations that offer 16 to 19 places in England can now access a fully funded NPQ from Autumn 2021, to support teachers and pupils following the disruption to learning faced as a result of COVID-19.

Applying for a place on the NPQ programme

Go and you will find there the full descriptions of each NPQ programme with the application forms. 

NPQ Engagement Webinar

If you are a school/trust leader and you would like to know more details about the NPQ programmes to make informed decisions for your organisation, please join us for any of the webinar dates below to find out more.

If you are a leader and/or aspiring leader and your organisation recommended you to undertake a NPQ programme, please join us for any of the webinar dates below to find out more.

  • Thursday 9th June 2022 3.45-4.15pm
  • Wednesday 15th June 2022 3.45-4.15pm

You can book your place at one of these information webinars here: Webinar Registration Link

Recruitment of facilitators for the NPQs Cohorts

We are delighted with the level of NPQ uptake across Cornwall. To ensure that OneCornwall Teaching School Hub truly provides CPD for Cornwall with Cornwall, we are now looking to recruit more facilitators. If you are an educational leader, senior leader, head of school or headteacher, CEO and would like to get involved in delivering these exciting qualifications together with LSSW and OneCornwall please join us for one of the NPQ webinars listed below.

Alternatively, please email Lenka Chanter - for more information. 

Two additional NPQs will be available from Sept 2022

National Professional Qualification for Leading Literacy (NPQLL) – for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading literacy across a school, year group, key stage or phase.

National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL) – for leaders qualified to at least Level 3 with a full and relevant qualification who are, or are aspiring to be, managers of Private, Voluntary and Independent nurseries, headteachers of school-based or maintained nurseries, or childminders with leadership responsibilities.

NPQ Interest

If you have a significant expertise in leading the above aspects within your setting, across different organisations, would be interested in finding out more about them, and potentially would like to be involved in the process of planning and/or implementation with OneCornwall in due course as the programme develops nationally with our lead provider, please, email to register your interest.