By serving school leaders, for school leaders


Our core purpose is to facilitate school improvement, through national, funded and bespoke professional development programmes.

New National Professional Qualifications(NPQs)

teachingWe are delighted to be delivering the new suite of NPQs as part of the newly formed School-Led Network. The School-Led Network was created from a motivation to enable all schools, MATs and Teaching School Hubs to have the choice of a genuinely school-led NPQ provider. It is a partnership formed by the Harris Leadership College, NETSP, Newcastle University, Outwood Institute of Education and Star Institute. All are experienced NPQ providers wishing to lead in a school system led by schools – schools that drive school improvement and ensure that all pupils can achieve beyond expectations

You can find more information in our blog post or in the School-Led Network website.

Newcastle University is the assessment partner for the School-Led Network. If you would like to become an assessor, please apply here.

Applications for the next cohort of the NPQ programmes, commencing in autumn 2022, are now open! You can apply here.

Our NPQ Programmes

 We work with schools and academies across the region to provide bespoke delivery for the NPQ Programmes.


Early Career Framework

NETSP is proud to be delivering the Early Career Framework in partnership with UCL, Tees Valley Teaching School Hub and Sacred Heart Catholic High School. This programme is designed to support Newly Qualified Teachers through the first two years of their career, as well as providing additional support and structure for their mentors. This programme is now a statutory entitlement for all Early Career Teachers and fully funded by the DfE. For more information please see the Early Career Framework (ECF) pages of our site.