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Starts on 01/10/2024

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12 months

Designed for

Primary school teachers and leaders


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Our NPQLPM offers you a tailored programme of professional learning for the following:

  • Colleagues who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibility for leading maths across a primary key-stage or school.
  • Teachers familiar with mastery approaches to teaching primary maths, who want to improve leadership skills in this area.
  • Subject leaders in a school already engaged in the primary Teaching for Mastery programme or a similar programme.

Who is eligible for this programme?

Before applying for this NPQ, you should have a secure understanding of mastery approaches to teaching maths from the Teaching for Mastery programme, or an equivalent programme. This can be confirmed by your headteacher after registration with the DfE.

The programme will support you and your setting as follows:

  • Create professionally confident leaders who can build capacity in other teachers.
  • Grow the next generation of primary maths leaders with the skills and knowledge to use the evidence-base for the benefit of their settings and children.
  • Retain the best teaching and pastoral professionals who are excellent, collaborative role models for their schools and communities.
  • Inspire leaders who can develop strong whole school cultures of primary maths no matter the current circumstances of the setting they are working in.


In order to complete NPQLPM, you will be required to:

  • Attend all programme sessions.
  • Complete an implementation project based on your current work.
  • Complete the summative case study style assessment.


To support you in the completion of NPQLPM, our offer includes as standard:

  • An engaging curriculum which blends face-to-face, online and self-study and which exemplifies the DfE standard for teachers’ professional development.
  • A supportive facilitator and peer network.
  • Local cohort groups to reduce travel time.

Dates, times & locations of training sessions

February 2024 – January 2025 (12 months)

October 2024 – September 2025 (12 months)

Face-to-face sessions will be held mainly in Barnsley, Doncaster, Selby or Wakefield.

Programme Route Map: Autumn start

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Programme Route Map: Spring start

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Our facilitators are expert teachers and proven leaders working in schools throughout the hub communities.

Jamie Heathcote is an experienced Primary Maths Consultant supporting schools to deliver a Mastery curriculum. He works with school leaders, teachers and pupils with a passion that all can achieve highly in maths. Jamie also works as an Every Child Counts Lead Trainer, Maths Hub work group lead and Maths Researcher for the Department of Education at Oxford University. He has delivered numerous, successful EEF trials for Oxford University and Edge Hill University. He leads work groups for the Mastery Readiness programme, Targeted Support in Maths, the Research and Innovation programme and the Y5-8 Continuity Project for the Maths Hubs. All his work is research and theory based. Jamie also supports schools pre and post Ofsted, supports planning with all year groups that include curriculum and  lesson design, subject knowledge, the use of manipulatives, the importance of mathematical vocabulary and providing engaging and exciting maths opportunities for all pupils.

Next Steps

Apply now

The Department for Education (DfE) are currently not accepting registrations for Autumn 2024 cohort as they complete the maintenance of their registration portal which is expected to be open in July 2024.

UCL Institute of Education is encouraging prospective participants to complete the form linked below to register your interest in pursuing an NPQ with UCL as your provider for the Autumn 2024 cohort. You will need to select Exchange Teaching Hub from the list of delivery partners.

🔗Pre-Registration Form – Autumn 2024


Once the DfE registration portal re-opens, applicants who have completed this form will be emailed the DfE registration link to complete their registration with the DfE.

For an exploratory conversation about which NPQ is right for you, contact

Further Info

Scholarship funding

Scholarships are still to be confirmed for the Autumn 2024 cohort. We will update this page once we have received information from the Department for Education.

Deferral or Withdrawal from an NPQ Programme

Only in exceptional circumstances may a participant request either a deferral or withdrawal from their programme. Participants should be aware that there is a process to follow which is outlined in UCL’s NPQ Deferral and Withdrawal Policy.

A participant considering withdrawal from an NPQ Programme should be aware that it is Department for Education Policy to only fund an NPQ course for a participant once. This means that a participant who starts a Department for Education funded NPQ course, and then withdraws from that course, will not be funded again for the same programme.