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NPQLPM

National Professional Qualification in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM)

We’re pleased to announce that we are partnering with education charity Ambition Institute as well as Church of England to deliver the new NPQ in Leading Primary Mathematics. This is in partnership with the Great North Maths Hub who will also be working with us with both lead providers to deliver the NPQ.

In 12 months, participants will become an expert leader of primary mathematics and learn how to embed high-quality Mastery approaches to maths teaching in your school.

Click below to find out about the Ambition offer for the NPQLPM

Click below to find out more about the Church of England offer for the NPQLPM

Why this programme?

Choose our NPQ in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM) and you’ll be joining over 18,000 teachers and school leaders who’ve selected one of the new Ambition Institute NPQs as of April 2023.

The carefully sequenced and evidence informed NPQLPM will help you to develop a positive culture for maths teaching and embed effective approaches to teaching maths across your primary setting.

The programme has been designed for teachers and leaders who are familiar with mastery approaches to teaching maths. Over 12-months you’ll build on your existing mastery expertise and learn how to embed this across your school.

Throughout the programme, you’ll get access to the key research on areas of teaching and school leadership including instruction, curriculum, assessment, culture, professional development and implementation. All of this content will be delivered through a primary and maths specific lens.

Our ‘little and often’ approach to delivery means you can engage with our NPQs around your busy timetable, with minimal time needed out of school.

As part of our growing network, you’ll train alongside fellow teachers with similar responsibilities, with content focusing on the key challenges you face in your role.

Plus, on our NPQs there’s no large project at the end. Instead, you’ll sit an ‘open book’ assessment with support via two on-demand webinars and a dedicated, live assessment preparation clinic to help you get the most from your NPQ.

Benefits for you

Excel as a teacher

Delve deeper into the nuts and bolts of what makes an effective primary maths teacher, what good maths teaching looks like, and how you can lead others so they can learn from you.

Develop a positive maths culture

Learn how to create a positive attitude to maths in your primary school. You’ll learn how to develop systems that help your pupils overcome any maths anxiety and build their resilience to solving maths problems.

Design an effective maths curriculum

As a leader of maths, you’ll learn how to implement and lead an effective maths curriculum. You’ll be able to identify the maths knowledge that pupils need, identify gaps in their understanding and make changes to improve outcomes.

Build on your existing mastery expertise

This new NPQ will support you to embed mastery approaches to teaching maths in your school. You’ll also benefit from the design expertise of Ark Curriculum Plus, who have been working with primary schools for over a decade to develop effective approaches to teaching and leadership.

Invest in your future

Ongoing professional development helps you to grow and thrive as a primary maths leader. You will follow an evidence-informed framework and gain a professional accreditation at the end of the programme.

Train to your timetable

This programme is designed to fit around your teaching role and much of the work can be completed in bite-size chunks around your existing work timetable.

Connect with your peers

You will train alongside other teachers from similar school contexts. You can share your experiences and build a strong support network.

Benefits for your school

Improve maths teaching

Your maths leaders will learn techniques to improve the teaching of maths across your school. This includes creating an effective school-wide teaching through the careful sequencing of lessons as well as supporting teachers to understand and use evidence informed approached to maths teaching.

Create a ‘golden thread’

The new NPQs are all aligned. So, no matter what career stage your teachers are at, by joining this programme, they will benefit from an evidence-based framework. They will also share a common language with other NPQ participants that they can pass on to colleagues.

Access the latest learning

Teachers will bring evidence-based teaching and learning into classrooms, meaning high quality teaching and improved pupil outcomes.

Identify future leaders

Competent and confident teachers who excel in their roles will be more likely to apply for middle or senior positions in your school when they arise.

Retain your teaching talent

By allowing teachers to develop and nurture their talents in specialist areas such as maths, you are investing in their future. This will boost their confidence, making them feel supported and less likely to apply for jobs elsewhere.

Tap into a network

Your teachers will train alongside peers from other schools with similar contexts, supported by facilitators who fully understand your needs.

Curriculum

Benefits for you

Excel as a teacher

Delve deeper into the nuts and bolts of what makes an effective primary maths teacher, what good maths teaching looks like, and how you can lead others so they can learn from you.

Develop a positive maths culture

Learn how to create a positive attitude to maths in your primary school. You’ll learn how to develop systems that help your pupils overcome any maths anxiety and build their resilience to solving maths problems.

Design an effective maths curriculum

As a leader of maths, you’ll learn how to implement and lead an effective maths curriculum. You’ll be able to identify the maths knowledge that pupils need, identify gaps in their understanding and make changes to improve outcomes.

Build on your existing mastery expertise

This new NPQ will support you to embed mastery approaches to teaching maths in your school. You’ll also benefit from the design expertise of Ark Curriculum Plus, who have been working with primary schools for over a decade to develop effective approaches to teaching and leadership.

Invest in your future

Ongoing professional development helps you to grow and thrive as a primary maths leader. You will follow an evidence-informed framework and gain a professional accreditation at the end of the programme.

Train to your timetable

This programme is designed to fit around your teaching role and much of the work can be completed in bite-size chunks around your existing work timetable.

Connect with your peers

You will train alongside other teachers from similar school contexts. You can share your experiences and build a strong support network.

Benefits for your school

Improve maths teaching

Your maths leaders will learn techniques to improve the teaching of maths across your school. This includes creating an effective school-wide teaching through the careful sequencing of lessons as well as supporting teachers to understand and use evidence informed approached to maths teaching.

Create a ‘golden thread’

The new NPQs are all aligned. So, no matter what career stage your teachers are at, by joining this programme, they will benefit from an evidence-based framework. They will also share a common language with other NPQ participants that they can pass on to colleagues.

Access the latest learning

Teachers will bring evidence-based teaching and learning into classrooms, meaning high quality teaching and improved pupil outcomes.

Identify future leaders

Competent and confident teachers who excel in their roles will be more likely to apply for middle or senior positions in your school when they arise.

Retain your teaching talent

By allowing teachers to develop and nurture their talents in specialist areas such as maths, you are investing in their future. This will boost their confidence, making them feel supported and less likely to apply for jobs elsewhere.

Tap into a network

Your teachers will train alongside peers from other schools with similar contexts, supported by facilitators who fully understand your needs.

Assessment

Our NPQ courses no longer include a large project at the end. Instead, you’ll sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which you respond to a short case study.

The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months.

During this time:

  • You’ll be given an eight-day window to complete the case study.
  • There are two assessment windows every year, and participants can sit the assessment twice, if they need to.
  • You need to pass the assessment and engage with 90% of the course to qualify for the NPQ accreditation.
  • We will offer two webinars and live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support you.
Cost

Our NPQ courses no longer include a large project at the end. Instead, you’ll sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which you respond to a short case study.

The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months.

During this time:

  • You’ll be given an eight-day window to complete the case study.
  • There are two assessment windows every year, and participants can sit the assessment twice, if they need to.
  • You need to pass the assessment and engage with 90% of the course to qualify for the NPQ accreditation.
  • We will offer two webinars and live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support you.
Who is this course for?

This course is for:

  • teachers and leaders with responsibility for leading maths across a primary key-stage or school, or those who want to have this responsibility
  • teachers familiar with mastery approaches to teaching primary maths, who want to improve leadership skills in this area
  • subject leaders in a school already engaged in the primary Teaching for Mastery programme or similar programme example
What is the time commitment?

This course will:

  • take 12 months to complete
  • involve an average of 1 to 2 hours of study each week
  • be a mix of self-study and group sessions
  • have a written assessment
  • start February 2024
What is the course structure?

The course includes 10 topics, outlined in the course framework. Providers use this framework to design their course.

The course includes:

  • independent study
  • group coaching
  • face-to-face sessions with other participants

You’ll need to spend 1 to 2 hours a week working on this NPQ.

If you can, you should do this during work hours in career development time.

Cost

Funding to cover the course fees is available for most teachers and school leaders in state funded settings in England.
For fee-paying participants: £890 payable on enrolment

Full funding is available for all teachers who work in state-funded schools and state-funded 16-19 institutions in England.

Additional funding for small schools

Just like our other NPQs, if you are a teacher in a small school you may be eligible for additional funding for the NPQLPM. 

  • Primary schools with 150 or fewer pupils will receive £800 per member of staff participating in NPQs
  • State-funded secondary schools and state-funded 16-19 educational settings with one to 600 pupils will receive £200 for each member of staff participating in NPQs

How to Apply with Ambition or Church of England for the NPQLPM


This course could be suitable if you’re a:

For example, you might be a:

NPQLPM participants are expected to have completed a minimum of 1 Year of the DfE's Teaching for Mastery programme, delivered by the national network of Maths Hubs and co-ordinated by NCETM, or have secure mastery expertise from another equivalent programme.

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