What happens next?
This flowchart outlines what happens once your final assessment has been sent to IStip:
|Final assessment completed and sent to IStip via NQT Manager|
|Status will remain as ‘needs review’ until read and accepted by IStip – this can take up to three weeks|
|Once reviewed and accepted, NQT status will change to ‘passed’. If the form is returned for additional comment, NQT and Induction tutor will be emailed. Form must be re-signed by all parties.|
|IStip Panel meet to validate recent induction passes. This happens in September, November, February and May; any assessments completed after a Panel meeting will not be validated until the next one.|
|IStip sends the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) a list of all NQTs who have successfully completed induction. Emails will be sent to NQTs and letters to Heads from IStip confirming validation of induction. Please ensure we have up to date contact details for you.|
|Certificates are no longer sent out by the NCTL, but NQTs can log in to the secure access website at https://teacherservices.education.gov.uk/SelfService/Login to download one|
Ongoing professional development
Induction is the end of your qualifying period, but further continuing professional development (CPD), whether internal or external, formal or informal, will continue. Some useful resources for CDP are included below.
- Girls’ Schools Association
- Independent Association of Prep Schools
- Independent Schools Association
- The Society of Heads
If you are interested in looking at school leadership, the National College for Teaching and Leadership offers a Middle Leaders Programme.
Further down the career line, education departments of universities offer MA and MBA courses in educational leadership and management.