NPQH frozen in Wales

30th July 2010 at 01:00

The qualification required of all heads in Wales is to be scrapped in its present form. Recruitment for the National Professional Qualification for Headship has been frozen until a major revamp of the course has been completed. The Estyn education inspectorate has described the mandatory two-year programme as "ineffective" and "outdated". In 2009, there were 1,271 holders of the NPQH, but only 532 of them had become heads.

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