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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.

NPQ Programme Information Drop In - Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 4-5pm at The Colmore Teaching School. Book your space by emailing


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

The NPQH programme (Cohort 2) starts on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

The application window is now open and closes on Friday 2nd March 2018.

The price of the programme has been frozen at £1100 .

To download the application form click on the link: NPQH Application Form

As soon as we have reached 29 suitable applicants we will operate a waiting list for cohort 3.



The NPQSL programme (Cohort 2) starts on 13th  June 2018. Application window to be announced shortly. 



The NPQML programme (Cohort 1) starts on 15th January 2018. Application window now closed.   New dates for 2018 to be announced soon





 Please email Ali Fisher at for more details.