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NPQ for Leading Primary Mathematics (NPQLPM)

The NPQLPM is designed for Primary teachers and leaders with responsibility for leading maths across a key-stage or school, or those who want to have this responsibility.

This qualification is focused on teaching participants how to lead other colleagues to embed high-quality mathematics throughout a school.  The NPQLPM will enable teachers and leaders to draw upon the best available evidence on how to effectively lead the teaching of mathematics to primary school pupils.


Apply for an NPQLPM

Applications for our February 2024 NPQLPM cohort have now closed. You can register your interest in joining a future cohort via our expression of interest form.

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12 months (plus 3 months for the assessment process).

Hours of study: 55



Free to those who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria. The cost for school- or self-funded participants outside the criteria is £901.



To be eligible to take part in the programme participants need to have:

  • Completed a minimum of one year of the Department for Education’s Teaching for Mastery programme, delivered by the national network of Maths Hubs and co-ordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM)


  • or have gained a secure knowledge of mastery approaches to teaching mathematics through other means e.g., through an alternative mastery programme or in-school experience.

To receive scholarship funding, participants need to work in a state-funded school.


The NPQLPM programme

We are delighted to be partnering with White Rose Education to develop a curriculum and design content perfectly suited to the needs of all our NPQLPM participants.

White Rose Education


The key aims of the programme are to support Maths Leads in Primary Schools to:

  1. Develop a school culture with a positive attitude to maths
  2. Design and introduce maths curriculums
  3. Support maths teachers in school.