About us


The Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel is an England-wide and overseas statutory body for induction.

We set and uphold high standards with regards to the processes and procedures of induction within our schools, whilst using our experience to enable these schools to provide quality and meaningful induction for their teachers.

ISTIP forges strong partnerships with schools to provide meaningful induction of the highest quality. Together we develop child centred, responsible, engaged and reflective teachers who will enjoy long and fulfilling careers.

ISTIP acts as the Appropriate Body for ECTs employed in schools in membership of one of the following associations: 


– The Society of Heads
– Independent Schools Association (ISA)
– The Heads’ Conference (HMC)
– Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS)
– Girls’ School Association (GSA)
– Council of British International Schools (COBIS)


ISTIP is overseen by a Board in matters of governance, and a Panel, which has oversight of the statutory induction process. The work of the Board and Panel is supported by the HQ team and support officers, all former Heads, Deputy Heads or Induction Tutors.


ISTIP carries out an annual induction tutor survey and a survey of ECTs to obtain feedback on its operation and service.