IStip Annual Report


2015-16 NQT Cohort

NQT numbers stood at 1041 this year. Of these:

  • 42% are aged between 21 and 25
  • 31% are aged between 26 and 30
  • 17% are aged between 31 and 40
  • 10% are over 40
  • 90% were full time
  • 10% were part time

Prior to induction commencing:

  • 45% had completed a school based training course
  • 55% had completed an in-institute courses

After induction:

  • 98% of the cohort is remaining in teaching,
    and 84.5% of these are remaining in their current school

Headline Statistics for 2015-16

  • NQTs starting induction: 1041
  • NQTs validated by Panel: 963
  • Schools visited for Quality Assurance Purposes: 201
  • Schools who were NQT Regional Training Centres: 29
  • Training Sessions for Tutors/Mentors: 9
  • Tutors/Mentors Trained: 592
  • Bespoke Training Courses: 4
  • Overseas Schools with NQTs completing induction: 22

NQTs ‘At Risk’

Of the 1041 NQTs who began induction last year, 26 were deemed to be ‘at risk of failure’ (2.5 %). Of these, 10 passed, 11 left or were dismissed with induction incomplete, 2 were failed with a recommendation to extend, 3 will complete induction in 2016-17.

Quality Assurance Officers

Two long standing officers stepped down at the end of the year: Randall Thane, ex Blundells, and Steve Crowther, ex Manchester Grammar School. Both will be missed for their professionalism and knowledge.

In 2016-17, we welcome 4 new officers: Julia Burns ex Leicester High School; Joe Peake, ex-St George’s College, Weybridge; Angela Rawlinson ex-St Mary’s School, Hampstead; and Diana Rose (from January 2017) who will be ex-The Royal Masonic School.

Quality Assurance of the IStip Service

  • IStip surveys our Induction Tutors annually about the service it provides to schools. Feedback about our communication was excellent; 100% found the quality assurance visit they had received to be a positive and supportive experience; 98% found the paperwork to be helpful; 98% found the online NQT Manager to be easy to access and use; and 98% found the IStip website to be easy to use. Full survey results are available on the IStip website.