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: Joe Davies
Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC)

Haileybury
Hertford
SG13 7NU

Telephone: 01992 706200
Email: g.barber@haileybury.com

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

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

Jonathan Ullmer
Independent Schools Association (ISA)

Principal CATS College, Canterbury
68 New Dover Rd
Canterbury
CT1 3LQ

 

Telephone: 01227 866540
Email: Principal@catscanterbury.com

Kim Easton
Local Authority

 

Telephone:
Email: kimeast602@aol.com

Jennifer Bray
COBIS

31 The Esplanade
Rochester
ME1 1QW

Telephone: 07906 224573
Email: jenniferbray@hotmail.com