NQT Statutory Induction - 2019-11-16¢  Induction will therefore take six terms to complete. Is there
NQT Statutory Induction - 2019-11-16¢  Induction will therefore take six terms to complete. Is there
NQT Statutory Induction - 2019-11-16¢  Induction will therefore take six terms to complete. Is there
NQT Statutory Induction - 2019-11-16¢  Induction will therefore take six terms to complete. Is there

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  • NQT Statutory Induction What to expect?

    Faculty of Education and Children’s Services

    Email: education-alumni@chester.ac.uk • www.chestereducation.co.uk www.facebook.com/UniversityOfChesterTeacherAlumni

  • The Induction Year We know that the first year of teaching is both exciting and challenging and many teachers look back on it as one of the most rewarding years in their career. We also understand that it can seem quite daunting, and that there may be challenges to face. It is important that you are able to access support during this important year to ensure that your first year is a successful and positive experience.

    To that end, we have developed a specific package of support for you that works alongside the support which you will be receiving in school. We will celebrate your successes with you, help develop your knowledge and skills and enhance your professional practice. The NQT MATTERS programme is delivered in partnership with Local Authorities and Teaching School Alliances, drawing on outstanding expertise from the University and partners in order to provide targeted and up-to-date support for NQTs.

    NQT MATTERS NQT MATTERS is a dynamic alliance providing expert advice, practical support and continuous encouragement for you, through:

    • NQT Conferences

    • NQT Specialist Mastery workshops

    • NQT Resources on Chester Education website www.chestereducation.co.uk

    • Job Seeking support through the university careers service

    Frequently Asked Questions What is Statutory Induction? “Statutory Induction is the bridge between ITE and a career in teaching. It combines a personalised programme of development, support and professional dialogue, with mentoring and an assessment of performance against the core standards.” (Statutory Guidance – England 1.8)

    Statutory Induction has two main aspects: • An individual programme of professional

    development and monitoring.

    • Assessment against the Teachers Standards (September 2012)

    o Regular reviews of progress with induction mentor

    o Termly reports written and sent to Appropriate Body

    What are the requirements for completing Statutory Induction?

    • You must have achieved QTS. If you do not have QTS, you cannot start induction – and if QTS status cannot be proved, the post should be offered conditionally.

    • You must be registered with an Appropriate Body before induction can begin.

    • In Wales, you must register with the GTCW.

    What is the Appropriate Body (AB)? • The Appropriate Body is the organisation

    which has the main quality assurance role within the induction process. This can be local authorities, teaching schools or other organisations determined by the Secretary of State who can act in this role.

  • Where can the NQT year be completed? In addition to Local Authority, Academy and Free schools, NQTs can now serve their induction in non-maintained nurseries, independent schools, British schools overseas and in PRUs.

    What is a suitable post for induction? “In order for the NQT to serve induction the headteacher/principal and appropriate body must first agree that the post is suitable for this purpose. The headteacher/principal of the institution in which an NQT is serving an induction period, and the appropriate body, are jointly responsible for ensuring that the supervision and training of the NQT meets their development needs. The duties assigned to the NQT and the conditions under which they work should be such as to facilitate a fair and effective assessment of the NQT’s conduct and efficiency as a teacher against the relevant standards.” (Statutory Guidance – England 2.17)

    How long does the induction period last? NQTs in England must serve three terms – one school year of at least 195 working days - in order to complete induction, beginning when you first take up a post which lasts a term (or its equivalent) or more.

    NQTs in Wales must complete three terms, or 380 school sessions - am or pm if on supply. If you are without regular employment (doing supply work) you can accrue sessions until 380 have been completed.

    What happens if I am ill during Statutory Induction? If you are absent from work for 30 or more school days during the induction, your induction period is extended by the aggregate total of absences.

    What if I move schools during the statutory induction period? If you move schools you can continue with statutory induction providing the post is suitable.

    What if I have a break in employment during the NQT year? You can take a break in employment, either by choice or if a contract comes to an end. You can continue with statutory induction when you take up your next post.

    What about part-time employment? When part-time you must cover the same number of sessions as a full-time NQT, but calculated on a pro-rata basis. 195 days = 3 terms. (I term = 65 days) To calculate the length of induction for a part-time NQT, divide 195 by your part-time proportion - e.g. for an NQT with a .5 contract, divide 195 by 0.5 = 97.5 days worked per year. Induction will therefore take six terms to complete.

    Is there a time limit to complete Statutory Induction? At present there is no time limit once you have started Statutory Induction, but you are encouraged to start your induction as soon as possible after gaining qualified teacher status (QTS). There is no set time limit for starting or completing induction.

    Can I work as a supply teacher? In England, short-term supply of less than one term cannot count towards induction.

    In Wales, NQTs can undertake induction through the accrual of short-term periods of supply.

    Is there a limit to how long I can do short-term supply? A qualified teacher who has not completed an induction period can undertake supply work of less than one term for a maximum period of five years from being awarded QTS.

  • Roles and Responsibilities in Induction Year The head teacher: • Registers you (the NQT) with the AB.

    • Ensures there is an appropriate induction mentor allocated to you.

    • Oversees the induction process, ensuring an individual programme + 10% + PPA.

    • Informs the AB on (un)successful completion.

    The induction mentor: • Organises and implements a tailored

    programme of monitoring, support and assessment for you.

    • Supports you in drawing up action plans with key objectives, reflecting the teaching standards.

    • Encourages review and reflection.

    • Carries out /co-ordinates lesson observations.

    • Reviews your progress against objectives and standards and completes assessment forms.

    • Ensures that you understand the nature and purpose of formal assessment.

    You… (the NQT!): • Develop an action plan with your induction

    mentor based on prior strengths and areas for development.

    • Take responsibility for planning, preparation and assessment, to ensure the needs of all pupils are met.

    • Know and comply with school policies.

    • Develop an evidence base to demonstrate that you are working towards meeting the teacher standards at an appropriate level, based on your experience.

    • Take responsibility for your own CPD.

    What happens if things go wrong? • Talk with your induction mentor or head

    teacher in school.

    • Seek support from the AB, your union or University of Chester.

    Email: education-alumni@chester.ac.uk • www.chestereducation.co.uk www.facebook.com/UniversityOfChesterTeacherAlumni

    In addition to the NQT MATTERS programme, you may be eligible for special rates on the NQT Professional Induction Module (worth 20 M Level credits) and/or Masters programmes in your first year of teaching and beyond.