The Halifax Academy works with The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) to deliver a range of high quality accredited school leadership qualifications. OLP, managed by Best Practice Network, is approved by the Department for Education to deliver qualifications, training thousands of UK school leaders nationwide.


We offer group training here at The Halifax Academy, in our designated training space.


National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are voluntary qualifications designed to promote great teaching and great school leadership. They provide teachers and leaders with the training, support, and guidance they need to develop expertise in school leadership and specialist areas of teaching practice. The frameworks for the NPQs draw from the very latest evidence and research into pedagogy, behaviour, curriculum and more.


For an overview of the NPQ suite of qualifications, please visit or


The team at Best Practice Network can be contacted through the live-chat function of their web site or you can send enquiries to

Full details for each of the NPQs currently available, including how to apply and information on funding, can be found by following the links below. When applying please ensure you select The Halifax Academy from the drop down when prompted. This will help ensure your access to local delivery. Applications must be made by Monday 10th October.

Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)
Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
Early Headship Coaching Offer (EHCO)