IStip Annual Report


2016-17 NQT Cohort

NQT numbers stood at 1036 this year. Of these:

  • 48% are aged between 21 and 25
  • 26% are aged between 26 and 30
  • 16% are aged between 31 and 40
  • 10% are over 40
  • 90% were full time
  • 10% were part time

Prior to induction commencing:

  • 48% had completed a school based training course
  • 52% had completed an in-institute courses

After induction:

  • 97% of the cohort is remaining in teaching,
    and 86% of these are remaining in their current school

Headline Statistics for 2016-17

  • NQTs starting induction: 1036
  • NQTs validated by Panel: 968
  • Schools visited for Quality Assurance Purposes: 219
  • Schools who were NQT Regional Training Centres: 29
  • Training Sessions for Tutors/Mentors: 9
  • Tutors/Mentors Trained: 534
  • Bespoke Training Courses: 6
  • Overseas Schools with NQTs completing induction: 23

NQTs ‘At Risk’

Of the 1036 NQTs who began induction last year, 31 were deemed to be ‘at risk of failure’ (3%). Of these, 13 passed, 9 left or were dismissed with induction incomplete, 3 had induction extended and 6 will continue with induction in 2017-18.

Quality Assurance Officers

At the end of this academic year, we said farewell to Susan Ross who had served as a QA Officer for 10 years. Prior to that, she had been the GSA representative on Panel (since 2002). Her commitment to IStip, and her experience and knowledge have been a great asset over the years and she will be missed.

Quality Assurance of the IStip Service

  • IStip surveys its Induction Tutors annually about the service it provides to schools. Feedback about our communication was excellent; 97% found the quality assurance visit they had received to be a positive and supportive experience; 98% found the paperwork to be helpful; 99% found the online NQT Manager to be easy to access and use; and 99% found the IStip website to be easy to use. Full survey results are available on the IStip website.