||<p>As set out in the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, the Department has
committed to develop new specialist National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). The
focus of the specialist NPQs is yet to be finalised, but they will be linked to the
core areas in which teachers receive training at the start of their career, such as
assessment, behaviour management, subject and curriculum expertise and pedagogy. The
Department will continue to work with the sector, including special education needs
and disability stakeholders and literacy specialists, as we design these qualifications.
The Department will release further details in due course.</p><p> </p>