Good news today – after a long wait and a lot of hard work, my partner, Kara, received a letter from the National College for School Leadership informing her that she has been successful and passed her NPQH!
For those that don’t know, NPQH is the National Professional Qualification for Headship in the UK, and will probably very soon be a mandatory requirement for anyone intending to be a headteacher. Even if you are not, doing the course can help in so many ways if you are working as part of the leadership team in a school. I am thrilled for her!
Oh – and NPQH was developed and designed as one of the projects at Ultralab some time ago… part of the course is participation in an online community discussion – the development of which also grew into one of Ultralab’s largest national projects. The software was originally run by Oracle as ‘think.com’ and this was developed further by NCSL as ‘talk2learn’.
I didn’t get the opportunity to study it as I was appointed to headship before I could enrol, but I would thoroughly recommend it all the same!
Well done Kara!