The reference and statement of sponsorship section is an integral part of your application form and must be completed by your National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) sponsor. This will be used to add to and validate the information provided in your application, and to establish your sponsor’s support and confirmation of your readiness for headship.
The purpose of the reference and statement of sponsorship is two-fold.
The form should be completed by someone who knows you well and has a good knowledge of your recent leadership experience and expertise. They must also be in a position to provide you with support.
Your sponsor will be asked to:
Additional evidence provided by the sponsor will be assessed as part of the application process. It is therefore very important that you do the following.
You will be asked to email your completed application form to your sponsor to enable them to complete the reference and statement of sponsorship and to submit the fully completed form by the deadline. You should ensure that they are aware of this process, that they should expect the email from you and that they will be required to submit the form once they have completed the relevant sections.
Your completed application form must be emailed to your sponsor as soon as possible, giving them the maximum time to complete their sections before the deadline.
Once your sponsor has completed the reference and statement of sponsorship, they will need to upload it online following the instructions that we will provide. Your sponsor will need to submit the form by the specified deadline.
Your application will not be considered unless the reference and statement of sponsorship is complete. Late submissions cannot be accepted. You are therefore advised to talk to your sponsor as early as possible to ensure that they are fully aware of what is required of them.