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The Association of Central Teaching Schools has joined a national alliance through Ambition School Leadership so that it can deliver the NPQ programmes. The national alliance formed by Ambition School Leadership brings together some of the largest and most successful MATs – including Ark, Outwood Grange, Oasis Community Learning along with other regional and national groups and teaching school alliances such as ACTS.

The ACTS NPQ Alliance offers scale and diversity across the West Midlands through 12 Teaching School Alliances that cover a variety of settings from Early Years provision through to post 16 providers and special school. National Leaders of Education, Specialist Leaders of Education and Senior Leaders, will lead facilitation through relevant and up to date course materials.

Applicants can apply through this website in early September for courses starting in the Autumn Term.

We are delighted to announce we have been successful in our bid to become an accredited provider of the new NPQ professional qualifications and will be starting the NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH in the Autumn term.



Please click on the links below to find out more about the programmes and eligibility for them.

The NPQH programme starts on 16th October 2017. To download the application form click on the link: NPQH Application FormClosing date – 29th September 2017.


The NPQSL programme starts on 31st October 2017. To download the application form click on the link: NPQSL Application FormClosing date – 6th October 2017.


The NPQML programme starts on 15th January 2018. To download the application form click on the link: NPQML Application Form. Closing date – 1st December 2017.


 Please email Ali Fisher at for more details.