National Professional Qualifications – Transparency Data

As part of our accreditation to deliver the National Professional Qualifications, the Department for Education requires us to publish

  • Cost of participation, including assessment
  • Duration of the programme, and information regarding the type of study.

This information varies by programme and can be found of the respective course pages (Middle Leadership and Senior Leadership).


We are also required to publish our performance against each of the quality metrics.

Metric 1: Recruitment to target number of participants 

 Year 1 Target  Year 1 Actual (part year) Year 2 Target Year 2 Actual Year 3 Target Year 3 Actual
Middle Leader  40  22  40  36  40  40
Senior Leader  12 7  12  16  12  33

Participants who have transferred level/cohorts are included with the cohort in which they are currently registered.  (Last Updated: June 2020)

Metric 2: Recruitment of participants where at least 30% of pupils are known to be eligible for Free School Meals 

 Year 1 Target  Year 1 Actual Year 2 Target Year 2 Actual Year 3 Target Year 3 Actual
Middle Leader  no target  18% 18%  25%  20%  42%
Senior Leader  no target  43% 18% 22%  20%  15%

A number of our delegates are from setting for which Free School Meal data is not currently recorded and does not appear in this report.  This includes colleagues from Post-16 provision, those from independent settings and also schools which have converted to an Academy which do not yet have a full census recorded.  Many of these colleagues are from settings also serving high levels of deprivation.  (Last Updated: June 2020)

Metric 3: Providers ensure that their allocated target of all those recruited are from a non-white British background, for each NPQ level offered 

Our targets for this metric are listed below.

 Year 1 target Year 2 target Year 3 target
Middle Leader 2% (exceeded target) 5% (target not met)  7% (exceeded target)
 Senior Leader 2% (exceeded target) 4% (exceeded target)  6% (exceeded target)

Due to our small cohort sizes we have suppressed our actual figures out of respect for the privacy of our participants.  We have made this data available to the DfE and to Tribal who are the DfE’s appointed Quality Assurance Agent.

(Last Updated: June 2020)

Metric 4: Providers ensure that at least 90% of participants present for final assessment within 18 months* of formally commencing the programme.

Delegates have a variety of reasons for not presenting within 18 months; this can include maternity leave, staff sickness, moving schools/role and restarting the project in their new school for example.

2017-2018 cohorts:

  • NPQ for Middle Leadership: 83% of those who presented have done so within 18 months of commencement.
  • NPQ for Senior Leadership: 95% of those who presented have done so within 18 months of commencement.

2018-2019 cohorts:

  • NPQ for Middle Leadership: 100% of those who presented have done so within 18 (or 24*) months of commencement.
  • NPQ for Senior Leadership: 100% of those who presented have done so within 18 (or 24*) months of commencement.

*Due to the changes necessary following the Covid-19 outbreak participants embarking on an NPQ from 1 July 2018 have been granted 24 months from their starting date to submit for final assessment. This is shown in the Metric 4 calculation.

(Last Updated: June 2020)

Metric 5: Providers achieve 95% accuracy level for all their final assessments 

DfE’s QA Agent, Tribal, calls a minimum of 10% of the participants who submit in an allocated window for external moderation for each provider.  Teach Manchester’s small cohort sizes means that in order to give a moderation outcome in some batches significantly more than 10% have been called.

The figures from our moderation reports will be added here on receipt.

Percentage of scripts moderated Percentage of moderated scripts assessed accurately
April 2019 Report (For February 2019 Submissions)  100%  100%
July 2019 Report (For May 2019 submissions)  11%  100%
August 2019 Report (For Jun 2019 submissions)  20%  100%
January 2020 Report (For Oct 2019 submissions)  100%  100%
April 2020 Report (For Jan 2020 submissions)  10%  100%
May 2020 Report (For March 2020 submissions)  100%  100%

(Last Updated: June 2020)

Metric 6: Providers ensure that the aggregated mean rating across all participant feedback received is at leave 6 out of 10. 

The DfE’s QA Agent surveys participants and reports aggregated scores back to Teach Manchester as a provider.

Two rounds of surveys have been conducted to date (as of September 2019).  The full analysis can be downloaded here.

In summary; the survey is split into the following sections (on a scale of 1-10; with 10 being the highest score):

  • Pre-Course Information: 8.17 Teach Manchester (all providers – 7.58)
  • Programme Content: 8.33 Teach Manchester (all providers – 7.97)
  • Programme Delivery: 8:55 Teach Manchester (all providers – 7.86)
  • Overall average score for Teach Manchester: 8.35 (all providers – 7.80)

We were particularly pleased to note the rating for: The level of expertise in the delivery of the NPQ trainers where the Teach Manchester facilitator team  scored 9.14.  


Metric 7: Providers ensure that there is no significant difference in retention and achievement rates between different groups, for example, groups with protected characteristics or leaders from schools with different levels of performance.



Year Level Number Started Number Withdrawn Retention Rate % Number Deferred Deferred % Number Submitted* Number Passed** Achievement %
2017-2018 NPQ for Middle Leadership 22 0 100% 0 0% 21 20 95%
2017-2018 NPQ for Senior Leadership  7  1  86%  0 0%  6  6 100%
2018-2019 NPQ for Middle Leadership  37  3  92%  3 8%  11  ** %
2018-2019 NPQ for Senior Leadership  16 0  100%  1 6%  12  ** %
2019-2020 NPQ for Middle Leadership  42  1  98%  1 2%  *  ** %
2019-2020 NPQ for Senior Leadership  34  1  97%  0 0%  *  ** %

* delegates are expected to submit 15-24 months after their course commencement date

** results are expected approximately 12 weeks after submission.

Delegates may choose to withdraw or defer for a variety of reasons.  These have included delegates who have chosen to leave teaching, extended sickness absence, maternity leave or other changes in family circumstance, moving school/role and therefore restarting their in school project.

(Last Updated: June 2020)

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