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Newly Qualified Teacher Induction

Register your NQTs HERE for the next academic year, or please feel free to contact us via our enquiry form.

Connect Teaching School Alliance is an Appropriate Body for the Statutory Induction and provides support for Newly Qualified Teachers.

An NQT’s statutory induction period is the bridge between their initial teaching training and a successful career in the teaching profession. It combines a personalised programme of development, support and professional dialogue with focus on monitoring and assessment against the Teacher Standards. The induction programme supports the NQT in demonstrating their performance against the relevant standards is satisfactory by the end of the process, ensuring the teacher is equipped with all the tools to be effective and successful teachers.

As the Appropriate Body, Connect TSA will undertake all the statutory duties listed below, starting with the registration of the NQT with the National College for Teaching and Learning (NCTL).

For a rate of £300 per NQT per year. Our NQT Induction ‘Offer’ consists of:

• Initial registration with NCTL through the Connect TSA Registration form
• Mentor and NQT files provided with electronic Induction manuals and forms*
• Welcome Event/Induction Training for the NQT
• Induction training for NQT with their School based Mentor
• NQT Hub meetings
• Email update reminders for Assessment dates
• Electronic collation of key paperwork
• Evaluation of Induction programme and improvements implemented to meet the needs of our NQT cohort.
• Advice and documentation provided when the NQT is judged to be a ‘Cause for Concern’ and at risk of not reaching necessary standards to pass their induction year.
• Signposting additional support/training for NQTs assessed to be needing additional support to meet the required Teacher Standards**
• Reporting to NCTL on progress and final outcome of the NQT induction year

Our experienced induction team is available to support both NQT and their mentors during this induction period. We encourage you to make contact if you have any queries or require any support at any stage.

Key Dates and Deadlines for September 2016 Registration

Induction Training for NQTs:

September 20th – NQTs only

September 23rd – NQTs with their school-based mentors


2016-2017 Assessment Period Start Assessment Period End Assessment due to Connect TSA
Term 1 06/09/16 21/12/16 07 December 2016
Term 2 03/01/17 07/04/17 24 March 2017
Term 3 24/04/17 21/07/17

Final Assessment

07 July 2017

Key Dates and Deadlines for September 2017 Registration

Induction Training for NQTs:

July 4th 2017 – NQTs and school Mentors are invited to join us at Connect TSA for an introductory session about the practicalities, roles and responsibilities of the NQT Induction programme.

September 19th 2017 – Repeated session (see above)


2017-2018     Assessment due to Connect TSA
Term 1 08 December 2017
Term 2 23rd March 2018
Term 3

Final Assessment

6th July 2018

To register for any of our NQT Support Programmes please email nqt@connect-tsa.net

NQT Registration Form
NQT Offer Flyer

NQT Downloads

Please see our NQT Downloads page for more information.