The SDBE is now offering five fully funded NPQ courses, in partnership with The Church of England and the Catholic Education Service. The SDBE will be delivering five NPQ programmes which start in November 2023 or February 2024:

November 2023

  • NPQSL National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership

February 2024

  • NPQH National Professional Qualification for Headship
  • NPQLT National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching
  • NPQLTD National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development
  • NPQLBC National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture
  • NPQLPM National Professional Qualification for Leading Primary Mathematics



Flourishing Adults are individually effective, but collectively transformative….. They find themselves in strong professional relationships and networks focused on mutual encouragement and improvement of practice.”

Our Hope for a Flourishing Schools System: Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good. (CEFEL)


Why complete your NPQ with us?

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Experience a great balance of sessions with some online to support your workload and some delivered locally in small groups with other teachers/ leaders from your local area
  • Think deeply about leading in a values-led way, whether or not you work in a church school or whether you currently have links to our diocese
  • Build your local networks and relationships with school leaders locally to you, who really understand what teaching is like in our area
  • The SDBE provides high-quality training and development through a wide range of CPD which promotes excellence in education, growing highly effective inclusive schools rooted in Christian values.
  • SIAMS and OFSTED inspection outcomes place us as one of the highest performing Diocesan Boards of Education, with our schools’ performance consistently above national averages.


Fully Funded

  • The DfE funds all Church of England NPQs for Teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools and state funded organisations including those that offer 16-19 places in England.
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