NQTs And Induction Mentors
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 and Induction Mentors. 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.
In addition to briefing sessions NQTs are invited to attend sessions on safeguarding and e-safety. These generally take place alongside the statutory induction meetings but are also offered as twilight sessions for NQTs who start induction later in an academic year.
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 term 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. This has been offered this year on 2 Saturday sessions in the Spring term. It is hoped to run this again for NQTs on short term supply during the summer term.
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.
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.
You can find the training materials for statutory induction for NQTs, Induction Mentors and External Verifiers in relation to the new Professional Standards from Sept 2017-2018 here.