NPQH – Delivery

NPQH Residential 







“What a fantastic residential experience. I genuinely feel valued and looked after – in both my professional development as a leader and because of the impressive hotel facilities. Would recommend this as a real incentive to join this programme above others.”   
Jo Whitmore, Primary Headteacher, Lichfield

At the Alliance of Leading Learning we are intent on investing fully in your professional learning. We want to ensure you have a quality experience and the time to focus solely on your leadership learning without the distractions of the day job. Our NPQH residential has proven to be exceptional and the feedback has been excellent – 100% of delegates would recommend the programme to a professional colleague. We understand some delegates are anxious about spending two days away from school and family commitments – but all feedback has confirmed such anxieties were surpassed by the deep learning achieved through investing this time.

*Please do contact us at with any personal issues you may have with the residential and we will always do our best to ensure we find a resolution.

Our residentials will be held at the luxurious Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa, a 4 star hotel in Nantwich which is equidistant for our delegates from the North West and West Midlands and is only 5 miles away from Crewe train station.   *Those accessing our NPQH from outside these regions will be contacted as we can offer a room the night before the training.


Watch our short video that shows how are currently continuing to deliver our NPQH programme.


Gateway for applications for cohort K remains open – the deadline for application is Friday 31st March 2021 

Please register to be sent an application form.  *Please be aware the application form needs you to invest quality time to evidence you hit the success criteria. You also need to ensure your sponsor has time to verify each section of your application and you need to plan for this.

As you will be aware, we are renowned for the active facilitation of our programmes and we strongly advocate F2F  learning. This is particularly important for high profile programmes such as NPQH where the networking opportunity and the investment in time away from work is paramount to really embedding the learning. We are therefore actively planning for our gold standard residential experiences to take place for our NPQH. However, rest assured should restrictions remain in place for conferences we will continue delivery of the NPQH on line.

*Those of you in high risk groups and working from home for the foreseeable future will be supported in accessing the NPQH virtually and continuing to move your professional learning forward.


SCHOLARSHIP Update December 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has communicated that their will be no more NPQ scholarship funding for the rest of the current NPQ contract.

Whilst this news regarding NPQ scholarships is indeed disappointing, we have taken a number of measures to ensure that our NPQs remain accessible by freezing our prices and offering payment by installments.

For registrations not dependent on a scholarship – we are very much continuing to accept applications and will do until Friday 31st March 2021.


We continue to accept registrations and the new deadline for full applications for cohort K is Friday 31st March 2021.   This will be our final NPQH cohort for our existing licence and depending on Covid restriction and numbers registering we may offer some flexibility in terms of deferring to the new suite of NPQs (to be launched in September 2021) or delivery of our existing programme as planned below of which some of it maybe delivered online.

Register today to commence your NPQ this year.  Any questions please contact us via


Cohort K
Online Launch Day – Friday 30th April 2021
Residential 1 – 17th and 18th June 2021
Residential 2 – 23rd and 24th September 2021




All participants should also have received an email regarding sessions and assessments if you have any queries please contact the team.

Cohort J
Online Launch Week – from 6th July 2020
Residential 1 – 12th and 13th November 2020
Residential 2 – 28th and 29th January 2021


Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions before you register.


NPQH – Delivery