NPQH

Assessment


NPQH Assessment Tasks


You will be required to complete two tasks:

Task 1 - Leading a whole-school change programme (4,000 words)

Content Areas Assessed:

  • Strategy & Improvement

  • Teaching & Curriculum Excellence

  • Leading with Impact

  • Working in Partnership

Participants must:

  • Lead change programme at whole-school level, lasting at least 2 terms, to improve pupil progress and attainment.

  • Present the plan to the Governing board prior to implementation, and gather their feedback.

  • Submit a written account of the project to the provider for assessment, which aims to evidence the criteria indicated. This should cover the design, implementation and evaluation of the programme.

  • Not exceed a total word count of 4,000, excluding supporting documents or annexes.

Task 2 - Designing an action plan to meet my placement school’s resourcing and capability needs (2,500 words)

Content Areas Assessed:

  • Managing Resources & Risks

  • Increasing Capability

Participants must:

  • Undertake a placement in a contrasting school (for example, by performance, pupil profile, geography etc.), lasting at least 9 working days.

  • Research the placement school’s current and/or projected resource and capability challenges, and design an action plan to address these.

  • Present the plan to the placement school’s governing board and gather their feedback.

  • Submit a written account of the project to the provider for assessment, which aims to evidence the criteria indicated.

  • Submit supporting documents/material as evidence where indicated below. Supporting evidence must be concise and directly related to the candidate’s project and corresponding assessment criterion.

  • Not exceed a total word count of 2,500, excluding supporting documents or annexes.

Our Responsibility


Inspiring Leaders will:

  • Assess project scripts and supporting evidence in accordance with a mark scheme that will be provided by DfE.

  • Identify a suitable school placement for Task 2, working with the candidate.

  • Comply assessment requirements, including peer moderation, as described in the Quality Framework.

Further guidance will be provided in due course.


Useful Documents


NPQH Content & Assessment Framework

NPQH Final Assessment Handbook for Participants

NPQH Final Assessment Submission Form

NPQH Final Assessment General Advice

NPQH Task 2 Advice

NPQH Assessment Description Summary

NPQH Final Assessment Guidance on Recording Presentations & Submitting Projects

NPQH Final Assessment Information Slides

NPQH Final Assessment Day 9 Slides

NPQH Submission Windows Intake 10, 11 & 12