Leading Primary Mathematics (NPQLPM)

National Professional Qualification in Leading Primary Mathematics (NPQLPM)

We are delighted to be partnering with Teach First to deliver NPQLPM.

  • Target Audience: Teachers or leaders who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading mathematics across a school, year group, key stage, or phase.
  • Course Length: 12 months, plus 3 months for assessment period
  • Programme Start Date: October 2024
  • Brochure: Teach First

What will I learn?

This programme will help you to:

  • Develop as a specialist in areas related to your role, including leading mathematics across your key stage or school and developing others
  • Work with serving school leaders and subject matter experts to turn new learning into changes in your own and others’ practice
  • Access a blended learning programme that is full of practical and tangible examples, flexible and tailored to your needs and areas of development and school focus

Modules include:

You’ll learn about how pupils learn, so you can develop systems which help children:

  • Overcome maths anxiety
  • Build resilience
  • Develop problem-solving strategies

You’ll learn how to create a culture of high expectations where teachers:

  • Challenge and motivate pupils
  • Give pupils high quality feedback
  • Design and introduce maths curriculums

You’ll learn how to design maths curriculums and develop leadership skills to help you introduce them, including how to:

  • Identify the maths knowledge that pupils need
  • Help pupils make connections between maths facts and concepts
  • Identify gaps in pupils’ knowledge and make changes accordingly
  • Plan curriculum changes so that teachers are supported
  • Support maths teachers in your school

You’ll learn techniques to help you support maths teachers, including techniques to help them:

  • Plan lessons, for example sequencing lessons so that pupils can build their knowledge
  • Support inclusion of pupils, for example ensuring that the starting point is accessible to all
  • Manage their workload, for example by sharing approaches to marking work
  • Understand and use consistent maths vocabulary

Programme breakdown 

Your Learning Journey

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQLPM is delivered using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and conferences.

How will I benefit?

Over 12 months, you will:

  • Embed mastery approaches to teaching maths in your school
  • Lead or aspire to lead your school to teach maths effectively, working collaboratively with senior leaders and teachers
  • Access a blended learning programme that’s full of practical and tangible examples, flexible and tailored to your needs and areas of development and focus.
  • Access DfE scholarship funding (available to all state school teachers and leaders).

For more information on this NPQ you can download the framework here.