Induction information for Newly Qualified Teachers

The induction year – or longer, if you are a part time member of staff – will see you assessed in your school context and your role against the Teachers’ Standards. The NQT year is a mixture of support and monitoring from the school: there must be a rigorous evidence trail to show that you have followed the statutory process, and that you have made progress against – and then been able to meet – the Standards in your role and context.

However, induction is not a bureaucratic process and compared to Initial Teacher Training the amount of files and evidence you need to acquire are quite limited. Think quality not quantity. Work digitally if you prefer, but if you do then make sure that you use the Record of Induction pro forma). Alternatively you can use a regular ring binder file for the year, which is really all you’ll need.

This section takes you through the registration process (which your school must do for you), IStip regional training information and the actual process of induction (which is the same each term) which will point you in the direction of useful forms and/or further information. But first of all, you should make sure that you have read the IStip NQT Guide which explains the processes and forms, your responsibilities and rights, the Teachers’ Standards and provides you with the IStip contact details. The Guide is sent out to NQTs when they are registered and will be also available to be downloaded from here as a PDF document.

Your Responsibilities

  • Being an active participant in the process
  • Evidence gathering and recording – of your progress towards the standards
  • Action & Development Plan and Target Setting – linked to the Standards
  • Seeking professional development opportunities
  • Observing others (minimum of 6, regularly spaced over the induction period)
  • School life – playing a part in the wider life of the school

Your Rights

  • 10% timetable remission – on lessons taught
  • Job description/contract
  • Induction tutor/mentor
  • Individualised programme of support – use the timeline to help you
  • Lesson observations – minimum of 6, 2 per term, 1 per half term
  • Review and assessment – 6 review meetings, 3 assessment meetings