NQT Induction Programme

The Early Foundations Teaching Alliance are excited to provide this unique new programme for Early Years and KS1/KS2 NQT’s across the region.

A main aim of the programme will be to provide NQTs with an opportunity to reflect on their practice and integrate further ideas and approaches to impact on their teaching. The programme will also provide a basis for ongoing professional development.

Consideration has been given to the ongoing requirements expected of an NQT and the school throughout the school year.

The Programme will ensure that NQT’s can

What does the programme involve?

  • Build on the knowledge gained in their QTS training
  • Get the best out of the first year for themselves, the pupils and the school.
  • Be secure in their knowledge of good and outstanding teaching.
  • Be able to identify their strengths and areas of development through becoming reflective practitioners.
  • Be ready to continue professional study
  • An initial networking session with the school mentor.
  • Attendance at 12 training days. 2 per term
  • Face to face sessions with a range of experienced providers.
  • Involvement of the School mentor throughout to ensure the training meets the needs of the NQT and the school.

Programme Content – 2016/17 New dates for EYFS and KS2

  • Mentor meeting with course providers – Follow up at regular intervals over the year.
  • Child Development. Brain development in the Early Years – The foundation for social, emotional and cognitive development.
  • Meeting Individual Needs –Code of Practice requirements for SEND and Child Protection – The role of Key workers
  • Role of Adults-Working with additional adults- Maximising the impact on children’s learning.
  • Physical Development. – Exploring the outside classroom
  • Enabling Environment – Characteristics of effective learning outlined in EYFS Ofsted criteria and ECERS R
  • Literacy & Phonics – A focus on the communication chain from central thought processes to opportunities for expression.
  • Mathematical learning – How do children develop mathematically? Stages of processing.
  • Parent Partnership & Responsibility – Reporting to parents (The do’s and don’ts)
  • Transition – Opportunity to make visits and share practice.
  • Interpreting Data – Interpreting class data – preparation for PDM’s.
  • Professional Development & Reflection – What makes a ‘good’ teacher?

Each session will provide:

  • A pre-session task to prepare for the session and ensure your NQT gets the most from it for them in your setting.
  • Clear links to EYFS and Primary teacher standards references.
  • Input from a range of experienced Educational providers with specialist expertise
  • Opportunities for engagement through different training methods.
  • Investigation into personal practice and time to reflect.
  • Follow up setting learning with the school mentor to embed practice in the school.
  • School visits to observe practice in different settings.

What does the School need to do?

  • Appoint your NQT
  • Identify a mentor
  • Contact the programme provider for further details
  • Sign up to the programme

Programme Dates and Costs
Key Stage One and Key Stage Two
Early Years

NQT Data Analysis