CPD / Leadership Development

Harton Academy has extensive experience of professional and leadership development and with the support and skills of our dedicated partners and alliance members provides extensive development opportunities to staff locally regionally and nationally to ensure outstanding practice in the classroom and that those who wish to step up to more senior leadership position are exposed to excellent practice within and beyond their immediate school.

Reformed National Professional Qualifications

From September 2021, a reformed suite of NPQs will be available for teachers and leaders who seek to develop their knowledge and skills in school leadership and in specialist areas of teaching practice. These reforms include reforming the 3 existing NPQs in senior leadership, headship and executive leadership and replacing the current NPQ in middle leadership with 3 new NPQs for teachers and leaders who want to develop their expertise in specialist areas of teaching practice:

  1. leading teacher development: supporting the training and development of others
  2. leading teaching: developing teachers who are subject leads or responsible for improving teaching practice in a subject or phase
  3. leading behaviour and culture: developing teachers who have responsibilities for leading behaviour and culture

For further information on these reforms please visit



Further information on available opportunities to follow.

Teacher Subject Specialism Training

A five year initiative funded by the DFE to support non- specialists teaching secondary maths physics and MFL which ended 31st March 2021. As TSST Regional Lead School for the North Harton Academy coordinated ten local lead schools to provide training for over 500 non-specialists across our region.

Training for non- specialists in secondary Maths will now be delivered by NCETM through the Maths Hub networks and is currently being piloted for national roll out in September 2021. Further information can be found here.

Training for non-specialists in secondary physics is currently being developed by The Stimulating Physics Network through the Institute of Physics. For further information please visit  https://www.iop.org/

For further information for training available for non-specialist in other subjects please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/teacher-subject-specialism-training-courses