Training for NQTs
Induction information for NQTs
IStip runs training courses via regional training centres – all of them schools. In each academic year there will be 3 sessions – one per term.
The courses are generic, and although you will find yourself with other NQTs with whom you have much in common, the sessions are not subject or curriculum specific, although some centres will run separate sessions for different key stages. IStip chooses to focus on issues which are relevant to all NQTs: classroom management, relations with parents and coping with the rigours of the first year of teaching.
Details of your centre (your school can choose a centre when registering, and we try to give you your preferred choice) will be sent to you by IStip, and the centre will contact you directly with further details about the day. These sessions are formal professional development, and you should RSVP, and dress as you would for a (formal) day at work.
If you are an experienced NQT (and here we mean five or more years of teaching), then these sessions may not be as relevant for you, and you should discuss with your tutor whether you might better spend the time on other CPD.
Additional NQT Courses – Developing Professionalism and Resilience
This course is about developing key soft skills. It is split into 2 separate days – one for NQTs in junior schools, and one for NQTs in senior schools.
Both courses will offer a workshop-based training day which will focus on the following areas:
- reflecting on the teacher as role mode;
- using observational skills with difficult pupils and parents;
- working with colleagues; moving from behaviour management to managing relationships with parents and pupils with more openness and less stress;
- and handling difficult conversations.
Details and dates for 2018-19 will be added in September.