My regular email / newsletter from NSCL led me to an NPQH update today. Aparently from 8th Feb 2012 it is no longer a requirement for a substantive headship in the UK. Anyone about to rush back to the UK to take up a headship on this wonderful news? I've met several heads and wannabe heads with an NPQH; generally I've been unimpressed. Anyone else has a different experience. Admittedly I considered doing the thing myself once upon a time, but was put off by cost and lack of need. A masters in educational leadership seems so much worthwhile.