IStip Panel

The induction process is overseen by a Panel whose members represent the 5 Heads’ Associations, COBIS and a representative with Local Authority experience.

As per the 2012 Statutory Guidance, The Panel has two key responsibilities:

  • To assure itself that schools understand and are able to meet their responsibilities for monitoring, support and guidance and for undertaking a rigorous and equitable assessment of the NQT; and
  • To decide, in the light of the head’s recommendation, whether an NQT has satisfactorily completed the induction period, and to communicate this decision to the NQT, the head, and the Teaching Agency.

It also:

  • Verifies that the school has checked whether an NQT has QTS
  • Provides or co-ordinate guidance and support for the NQT’s professional development
  • Maintains records and assessment reports for each NQT
  • Ensures that head teachers and governing bodies are aware of, and are capable of meeting, their responsibilities for monitoring, support and assessment and guidance, and for undertaking a rigorous and equitable assessment of NQTs
  • Identifies a named contact with whom the NQT may raise concerns about their induction
  • Responds to requests from schools for guidance, support, assistance and training
  • Decides if it is appropriate to shorten or extend an induction period in exceptional circumstances

Current Members

Chair: Claire Robinson
Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS)

Head, Holme Grange School
Heathlands Road
Wokingham
Berks RG40 3AL

Telephone: 0118 9781566
Email: head@holmegrange.org

Stephen Lehec
Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC)

Headmaster
Kingston Grammer School
London Road, Kingston
Surrey KT2 6PY

Telephone: 0208 546 5875
Email: heads@kgs.org.uk

Nicola Botterill
Girls’ School Association (GSA)

Bruton School For Girls
Sunny Hill
Bruton
Somerset BA10 0NT

Telephone: 01749 814400
Email: headmistress@brutonschool.co.uk

Francie Healy
The Society of Heads

Bethany School
Goudhurst
Cranbrook
Kent TN17 1LB

Telephone: 01580 211273
Email: headmaster@bethanyschool.org.uk

Mrs Tracey Wilson
Independent Schools Association (ISA)

Head Mistress
St John’s Priory School
St John’s Road, Banbury
Oxfordshire OX16 5HX

Telephone: 01295 259607
Email office@stjohnspriory.co.uk

Kim Easton
Local Authority

 

Telephone: N/A
Email: kim.easton@istip.co.uk

Jennifer Bray
COBIS

31 The Esplanade
Rochester
ME1 1QW

Telephone: 07906 224573
Email: Jennifer.bray@istip.co.uk