Learning That Changes Lives

A teacher’s expertise makes a greater difference to a pupil’s success than any other factor in a school. The National Institute of Teaching exists to nurture the talents of teachers and leaders at every step of their career, whatever the context, wherever they are in the country.

About the National Institute of Teaching

The National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) is run by the School-Led Development Trust, a charity, founded by four of the country’s leading school trusts: the Harris Federation, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Oasis Community Learning and Star Academies, and supported by the Department for Education.

The Institute will boost the quality of teacher and leader development nationally by generating and interpreting research, applying the insights to the design and delivery of high-quality teacher and school leader development programmes, and sharing it all with the sector.

We are building a school-led movement, strengthening relationships and collaboration across the system.

Our programmes

Our programmes are designed and delivered by people who work in schools and who understand the challenges and enablers of successful professional development. From Initial Teacher Training all the way through to National Leader of Education, we weave evidence, rigour and practicality throughout our programmes.

We will be delivering the following programmes nationally:

  • National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) and National Leader of Education (NLE) from September 2022
  • The full suite of National Professional Qualifications from February 2023
  • Initial Teacher Training and Early Career Framework training from September 2023

“The world-class teacher development that results from the Institute will enable and inspire the nation’s school workforce to give all children the high-quality education they need and deserve.”

Sir Dan Moynihan
Chair of the SLDT & CEO of the Harris Federation

“The NIoT is going to revolutionise the way teachers receive training in this country, with cutting edge research alongside training delivered by national experts.”

The Rt Hon. Nadhim Zahawi MP
Secretary of State for Education

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