National Professional Qualifications


We’re really excited to introduce NPQ in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM).

Who is it for?

This programme is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading mathematics across a school.  Upon application, applicants will need to demonstrate a secure understanding of mastery approaches to teaching maths from the Teaching for Mastery programme, or equivalent programme.

What will programme members learn?

This 15-month programme (12 months’ delivery and three months for assessment) consists of a series of modules based on the DfE’s NPQ frameworks. Each module cycle features: 

  • evidence-based online content to refresh and build knowledge, as well as exemplify what this looks like for your role and level of leadership
  • a formative assessment task to support your learning
  • a face-to-face seminar with a group of peers, facilitated by a serving school leader– you’ll analyse and reflect on the task and hear further examples of good practice
  • the opportunity to record reflections and consolidate learning

This cycle repeats throughout the programme, with implementation a consideration in every module. Towards the end of the programme, you’ll also take a module focused specifically on effective implementation. This provides an opportunity to plan a strategic improvement, focused on your context and pupils. There will be ongoing support through a seminar group and discussion forum.

What will you learn?

Programme members will develop the knowledge, skills and expertise that underpin effective leadership of mathematics.  This will include leading and guiding others to develop their approach to ‘mastery mathematics’, supporting pupils to build a deep understanding of concepts, secure number sense, and positive attitudes towards mathematics.

Our content is informed by the best and most recent evidence and developed with input from school leaders and subject matter experts.  Our programmes have a practical focus.

Programme members will be supported to make small but important changes to your and others’ practice throughout the programme.

What are the objectives and the content of the NPQLPM programme?

This programme will help you to:

  • Develop as a specialist in your role
  • Deepen your understanding of the core principles underpinning mastery approaches to teaching mathematics and extend your knowledge of how children learn the subject.
  • Gain practical tools and guidance to lead school approaches to successfully embedding mastery approaches to mathematics
  • Collaborate with other leaders in similar roles

 What are the NPQLPM programme benefits?

What are the NPQLPM programme benefits?

  • Gain the skills for successful leadership
  • Learn to support colleagues effectively
  • Access DfE scholarship funding (available to all state school teachers and leaders)
  • Develop the skills to help colleagues develop mathematics across the curriculum
  • Learn how to help colleagues develop evidence-informed mathematical teaching, focused on improving classroom teaching and outcomes for all pupils

Facilitators have been really engaging in the sessions.  The online content has been very informative and well put together, I feel it is has developed my own knowledge in particular areas whilst consolidating others.” 

Delivery model, duration and programme breakdown

The NPQLPM is delivered using a blend of online ‘live’ seminars, flexible online learning and face-to-face conferences.

Cost and funding

For further information on cost and funding, please visit our NPQ Funding Information page. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility please contact us at

Working in partnership with Teach First 

Teach First has been an accredited NPQ provider for several years. Following a thorough due diligence process, Bright Futures is delighted to be partnered with Teach First. Teach First has got a strong and proven track record in leadership development. For nearly twenty years, Teach First has trained and developed more than 19,000 teachers and leaders, including 10,000 trainees on its teacher training programme rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Read more here

How to Apply

Our application window, for NPQs starting in October 2024, will open later in the summer term.  Until then you can complete the ‘Expression of Interest’ form NPQ EOI – October 2024 (  This will enable us to keep in touch with you and inform you as soon as our application window is open and confirm next steps.

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