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NQT Continual Professional Development

As an Appropriate Body, we also provide NQT training and development alongside the statutory induction.

You can register your NQTs now for our programmes by contacting or calling 0114 235 7980.

We provide this training for both primary and secondary NQTs.

Developing Outstanding Newly Qualified Teachers (Secondary and Primary)

It looks at key areas of classroom practice in greater depth and is updated annually to reflect the current needs and trends in education.  The course will also provide information on the next steps after the NQT year.

Our aim is to encourage newly qualified teachers to be responsible for their own development as a practitioner, share good practice between colleagues in their own school and beyond, and take a proactive approach to their induction year.

The training will be delivered by SLE practitioners from STSA, who will be in regular contact with your NQTs to ensure they are getting the most out of their training and experiences. The course materials will also be made available after each session to all attending NQTs. The sessions will run on different days and vary between am and pm to avoid the same lessons being missed.

Expected outcomes:

NQTs will have a deeper understanding of the expectation of the NQT year and how to meet these expectations. They will also be able to demonstrate where they are able to meet and exceed  The Teachers’ Standards at career level expectations.

Secondary course outline:

  • Session 1: How to survive the NQT year!
    11 October 2017 – 9am to 12 noon.
  • Session 2: Behaviour & Rewards
    20 November 2017 – 1pm to 4pm.
  • Session 3: Challenging the students
    30 January 2018 - 9am to 12 noon.
  • Session 4: Effective use of data & Enquiry-based learning
    Thursday 1st March 2018 - 1pm to 4pm.
  • Session 5: School experience
    Wednesday 18 April 2018 - 9am to 12 noon.
  • Session 6: Sharing of good practice
    Monday 11 June 2018 - 1pm to 4pm.
  • Session 7: Life after NQT
    Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 1pm to 4pm.

Primary course outline:

  • Session 1: Introduction – Getting the most out of the NQT year
    Tuesday 12th September 2017.
  • Session 2: Behaviour for learning
    Tuesday 17th October 2017.
  • Session 3: EAL and SEND in the classroom
    Tuesday 21st November 2017 (tbc based on the practitioners’ availability).
  • Session 4: Approaches to planning, feedback and marking
    Tuesday 16th January 2018.
  • Session 5: Getting the most out of observations
    Tuesday 6th March.
  • Session 6: Moving forward – becoming an RQT
    Tuesday 22nd May 2018 – (tbc with schools/NQTs at the start of the course).

Feedback from previous cohorts / evidence of impact:

‘This term I have taken part in a lesson study with a colleague at XXXX Infants School, in another Year One class. It was a positive experience to observe another NQT teacher and see what techniques and strategies they use in their class for learning and behaviour and share ideas. ‘

Commitment from the participating member of staff:

Six sessions for three hours plus timeResources will be made available.

Possible next progression step:

RQT course (planned to be run in 2018-2019) or other academic study.

Programme facilitators and their background:

  • Early Career Development SLE colleagues in primary phase.
  • Senior leaders from both primary and secondary schools.


Primary NQTS only: £500 (includes Appropriate Body Services and CPD Programme) or £350 for training package only or £70 per session.

Secondary NQTs free within partnership and £350 outside partnership.