Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Excelsior Academy, St Cuthberts RC High School, Sacred Heart Primary School, St Cuthberts Primary School


National Professional Qualifications:

We are delighted to be Department for Education Providers for the National Professional Qualifications as part of the North East Teaching Schools Partnership (NETSP).


NETSP's core purpose is to facilitate school improvement, making the highest standard of leadership development affordable for every school and academy.

NETSP offers:

NPQML for current or aspiring middle leaders.
NPQSL for current or aspiring senior leaders.
NPQH or current or aspiring headteachers.
NPQEL for current or aspiring leaders of multiple schools and academies.


NETSP also works with schools and academies across the region to provide bespoke NPQ Programmes

Why study your National Professional Qualification with NETSP?

  • High Quality - Newcastle University's relationship with NETSP ensures excellence with purpose. We provide relevant, authentic and up to date programmes combining experience from serving leaders with the latest research and theory.

  • Innovative Assessment - Designed along a portfolio format with space to provide evidence of critical reflection on professional leadership practice. You can also receive Master's credits upon completion of your portfolio.

  • Flexible Approach - Two competitively priced delivery models. The central model includes participants from all over the region. Our cluster model allows schools and academies to deliver bespoke NETSP programmes.