Information for NQT

All NQTs, and other new staff, are invited in for a day's induction before school begins. This allows them to meet other staff and become more familiar with the school and its systems.

All NQTs have an Induction Tutor - normally their Subject Leader or an experienced member of the faculty.

Induction Tutors meet regularly, once a week, with NQTs. This is a timetabled mentoring session. Induction Tutors assist NQTs with completing the termly assessment forms and evidence portfolios. Mentors will set targets and objectives, monitor progress, observe lessons and facilitate observations of other colleagues.

NQTs are expected to attend an NQT Induction programme which runs throughout the first year. As well as providing a wide range of in-house training presented by experienced Denbigh colleagues, the sessions enable NQTs to meet with one another regularly and to work towards achieving the Teachers’ Standards.

An experienced colleague will be assigned to each NQT as a  ‘buddy’, for informal support in a coaching capacity and a critical friend.

NQTs are also encouraged to attend city-wide NQT induction meetings and other external training opportunities.

NQTs are also not expected to do cover and have a reduced timetable.

NQTs receive a laptop for their use and access to all on-site ICT training and facilities.

"Overall the provision at Denbigh for newly qualified teachers exceeds expectations."

Milton Keynes Council, NQT School Moderation Sample.

Lesley Giles
Professional Tutor























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