NQTs, Induction Mentors and External Verifiers
Please ensure that all NQTs employed in schools are registered with EWC and understand the induction process. All schools need to send an Induction Notification Form for all NQTs employed at their school within 10 days of the NQT starting employment. Any NQTs on a short term or daily supply basis are required to obtain a signature from a senior member of school staff to verify sessions worked at schools.
The consortium provides a series of training and statutory briefing sessions for Newly Qualified Teachers, Induction Mentors and External Verifiers. Briefing sessions take place in the autumn term but the consortium offers several ‘mop up’ sessions for newly qualified teachers and mentors who are new to their role throughout the academic year.
- Wednesday 12th December 2018– 1:00 – 3:30 Valleys Innovation Centre, Abercynon. Training and update session for External Verifiers in new or existing roles. Please note this is a mop up session for EVs who did not attend training in the summer or autumn term. There is no charge to attend this session and supply cover will be paid. Bookings via email@example.com
NQTs and Induction Mentors
- Tuesday 15th January 2019 – 9:00 - 12:00pm. Holiday Inn, Coryton. Statutory briefing session for NQTs and IMs. Please note there have been some changes to the induction process from September 2018. This is a ‘mop-up’ session for NQTs and IMs who did not attend the training sessions in July or September. There is no charge to attend this session and supply cover will be paid. Event code 18/1343
NQTs on Short Term Supply
- Wednesday 16th January 2019, 4:15 - 6:00pm Holiday Inn, Coryton. Statutory briefing session for NQTs on short-term supply. Please note this is a ‘mop-up’ session for NQTs who did not attend training in the autumn term. Event code 18/1344
Following the success of last year’s visits to special schools across the region NQTs can book to attend one of the following twilight sessions at the following schools. NQTs will receive information on working in a special school and a short tour around the school. Sessions run from 4:15 – 5:30 pm.
31st January 2019, Ysgol Ty Coch, Pontypridd
5th February 2019, Ysgol Y Deri, Penarth
12th February 2019, Heronsbridge School, Bridgend
5th March 2019, Tŷ Gwyn School, Cardiff
6th March 2019, Greenfield School, Merthyr Tydfil
Bookings via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Training to support newly qualified teachers to develop their Welsh language skills for the primary classroom. Please note this is a repeat of session 1 delivered October 2018. More details can be found on Cronfa. There is no charge to attend this session and supply cover will be paid. Event code 18/1234
The consortium runs a professional learning programme – Aspire. The training programme has been designed in line with the new Professional Standards and Successful Futures. The course runs for 6 sessions during the autumn and spring terms at hub schools across the region. Facilitators are experienced teachers who work in the hub schools. Allocation to the programme is made in the autumn term once information on NQTs, employed long term, is received via the EWC database. NQTs who work on a daily supply basis are also offered a condensed programme following the Aspire Programme. Dates to be confirmed.
Every NQT is assigned an External Verifier who works alongside the Induction Mentor and offers additional support for NQTs. They receive training annually and are involved in the assessment process. Moderation sessions take place in the summer term. Dates will be advertised here and via the school bulletin.
Briefing and training sessions are advertised here, but if you have any queries or wish support please contact email@example.com who can assist with queries.