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NPQ DfE Funding update

Based on current forecasts, the DfE have confirmed that they hope to be able to continue to fund programmes for eligible participants which start in the spring term (January - March 2019). However, they cannot guarantee this, participants starting earlier in the term are more likely to be funded under the current criteria (participants from

December 11th, 2018|

Conference celebrates strengthened governance in Blackpool’s schools

Governors from 35 Blackpool schools gathered at the Blackpool Governors’ Conference at the weekend, to celebrate their achievements of the last year and set future priorities for their work in the resort’s schools. The conference was organised and hosted by Star Institute, a lead partner in the Lead Blackpool project. Funded by the DfE’s Strategic

September 20th, 2018|

Developing the leading edge – Star Institute approved as national provider of the NPQs

Star Institute has been selected as a national provider of the new look NPQ qualifications. The qualifications - which have recently undergone substantive reform to better-reflect the demands faced by school leaders - include the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) and the National Professional Qualification

July 17th, 2017|

Star Institute Praised by Schools’ Minister

The Schools’ Minister, Nick Gibb, has today praised Star Institute in a speech to The Key, an information service for school leaders. In the speech, Mr Gibb explained how government reforms are supporting headteachers and helping school leaders.  He outlined how new qualifications are being used in schools and academy trusts, to help train the next generation

January 26th, 2016|