Torbay Teaching School is the appropriate body for NQT Induction in all Torbay schools. Please find below all the necessary documentation for NQT Induction. Guidance is statutory for all maintained schools, but not compulsory for academies, free schools or independent schools. However, most Torbay academies support induction as it is a valuable process for the NQT and the school.
Electronic copies of documentation will be sent to all schools and is also available to download below.
Statutory Guidance and NQT Entitlements
NQT Induction is pass/fail and can only be completed once. NQTs need to show that they are ‘consistently meeting the Teachers’ Standards by the end of Induction’. If an NQT does not pass Induction they are no longer permitted to work in maintained schools.
The guidance states that NQTs need to have:
A suitable, qualified Induction Tutor with QTS
A 10% reduced timetable (as well as time for Planning Preparation and Assessment (PPA)
Opportunities to see outstanding practice
A personalised programme of support
Regular observations, reviews and assessments of their practice
Each half term the NQT will be formally observed. These observations need to be planned in advance and a specific focus agreed (linked to the NQT’s areas for development). Over the induction year, the NQT should be observed in a range of scenarios, e.g. different subjects (primary), different teaching groups (secondary). Following the observation, the NQT should receive brief oral feedback then written feedback shortly after. This might be using your school’s observation feedback forms or you might find one of the enclosed suggested lesson observation forms useful. Also enclosed is a completed example. There is no statutory expectation to grade lesson observations.
Following an observation there will be a Review Meeting between the NQT and Induction Tutor. The NQT’s 10% release time could be used for these meetings. There needs to be a written record of this meeting, using the enclosed document or of your own format. During the meeting you should review the NQT’s current practice and progress and set new targets - linked to the Teachers’ Standards, school or department priorities or linked to new professional development opportunities that will be happening in the following half term, e.g. Parents Consultations, report writing, out-of-school visit, summative assessments etc. Enclosed is a completed example.
Each term, the school needs to report on the NQT’s progress to the Appropriate Body. An End of Assessment Phase form needs to be completed by the Induction Tutor and NQT – and agreed by the headteacher - and sent to Torbay Teaching School, c/o Oldway Primary School, by the end of each academic term. These can be completed as ‘paper’ versions or through NQT Online where they can be submitted electronically: contact Wendy Vreony for set up info.
• For full-time NQTs this will be the End Of Assessment One then End Of Assessment Two form and the Final Assessment and Recommendation form at the end of induction.
• For part-time NQTs, the total number of days towards induction needs to be totalled and recorded and an Interim Assessment Form needs to be completed at the end of each term. An End Of Assessment Phase form is then completed once the total number of days reaches the equivalent of one term (65 days) with the Final Assessment form completed once 195 days have been served.
In these End Of Assessment Phase forms, the NQT’s progress towards the Teachers’ Standards needs to be clearly evidenced as well as all CPD and observations. There is also an expectation that the NQT will also observe practice in another school during induction. Please ensure assessment forms are completed carefully and completely.
Professional Development and Training
Torbay Teaching School offers professional development sessions each term as part of the ‘core offer’ to all Torbay schools and will be applicable to NQTs in all settings: primary, secondary and special. There is no cost to Torbay schools for attending these sessions but supply costs need to be covered by the school. Please see the attached flier for details. Bookings are made via Torbay Teaching School Alliance CPD online: http://www.torbaytsacpdonline.co.uk/
We hope that you find NQT Induction valuable and rewarding and wish you well in working towards successfully completing induction. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, queries or concerns.
Warm regards and best wishes for the upcoming year.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR NQTS
Torbay Teaching School Alliance offers free CPD opportunities for all Torbay NQTs over the academic year. All courses and events are published on the TTSA CPD Online website (see link below). For further guidance on the CPD Online system, please click here
FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR 2018/19
Annual Induction Training/Briefing for NQT Induction Tutors
FOR INDUCTION TUTORS NEW TO THE ROLE:
Monday 24th September 2018
1.15 - 3.30pm (light lunch available from 12.45pm)
Conference Room, Oldway Primary School, Paignton
Tuesday 25th September 2018
4.00 - 5.00pm
Conference Room, Oldway Primary School
Welcome to NQTs new to Torbay
Wednesday 26th September 2018 or
Monday 1st October 2018
4.30 - 5.30pm
Conference Room, Oldway Primary School, Paignton
Book online at www.torbaytsacpdonline.co.uk (In order to enable you to book a place you will need to create a new user account if your school has not already done this on your behalf. Click on 'New User' from the Home page of the website.