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Statutory Induction

Register your NQTs now for the new academic year.

The Appropriate Body at Silverdale School Sheffield provides a comprehensive package to enable schools who induct NQTs to fulfil their statutory obligations. To register your NQTs please email the Appropriate Body at: or by telephone on 0114 2357999.

Monitoring, support and assessment during induction DFE 2013:-

‘A suitable monitoring and support programme must be put in place for the NQT, personalised to meet their professional development needs.  This must include:

  • Support and guidance from a designated induction tutor who holds QTS and has the time and experience to carry out the role effectively
  • Observation of the NQT’s teaching and follow-up discussion
  • Regular professional reviews of progress

NQT’s observation of experienced teachers in the NQT’s own institution or another institution.


Training for NQT Induction Tutors and mentors takes place 3 times a year, in June, September and November. All school registered with the appropriate body will be invited to these training sessions. All NQTs registered will be invited to the training designed for their needs.

Requirements to start induction

NQTs must have QTS irrespective of ITE route taken.

NQTs must understand the importance of keeping documentation safe as they may need to produce certification.

School submits a Form A.

Registration and information for NQTs

Information is circulated after formal registration

Confirmation letter to be ‘signed’ by all NQTs

School email address and Health questionnaire & data protection form need to be returned.


If there are concerns about an NQT that the school has highlighted and steps have been put in place to support the teacher, but these have not resulted in sufficient progress towards meeting the standards a Cause for concern form must be completed and submitted to the Appropriate Body. This will then trigger a meeting and action plan to support the school to help the NQT meet the standards.

The Induction Year Term by Term

Term 1

  1. Initial meeting to develop action plan – priority objectives and training needs
  2. Early observation and two further formal observations later in the term
  3. Two Professional Progress Review Meetings during the term
  4. Implementation of action plan
  5. First Formal Assessment Meeting including action planning for Term 2
  6. Submission of documentation to the Appropriate Body
  7. NQTs retain copies of all formal documentation

Term 2 & 3

  1. Continued development and implementation of action plan
  2. Two formal observations and 2 Professional Progress Review Meetings during each term and Formal Assessment Meeting
  3. Submission of documentation to the Appropriate Body
  4. At the end of term 3, the Head Teacher makes a final recommendation to the Appropriate Body who make a decision about the outcome of induction
  5. Letter sent by Appropriate Body
  6. NQTs are registered on NCTL database as having successfully completed induction
  7. NQT downloads certificate to show induction has been completed.

What should an NQT induction year look like?