Information for the NQT Induction Tutor

Before a school employs an NQT:

Once the school has employed an NQT:

Registering your NQT

  • You must register your new NQT [word document] with us straight away - this is a legislative requirement of the National College of Teaching and Leadership - any delay to the registration may result in the NQT having to undertake a longer induction period
  • You cannot register an NQT retrospectively.
  • Don’t forget to contact us by email at nqt@darlington.gov.uk to book your NQT on our training courses specifying the time, either 1.00 – 3.00pm or 4.00 – 6.00pm. 

Assessing your NQT's performance

  • You should complete termly assessments of your NQT's performance as specified in the Teachers’ Standards [external link]
  • Please send completed assessments back to us at nqt@darlington.gov.uk on a termly basis (for full time NQTs).  
  • If your NQT leaves the school before completing the induction period, you must complete an interim assessment to make sure that the induction can be continued effectively in any subsequent post.

Useful Dates 2016 - 17

Registrations

  • September 2016 starters – registration forms [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 30 September 2016
  • January 2017 starters – registrations forms [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 27 January 2017
  • April 2017 starters – registrations forms [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 28 April 2017

Assessments

  • September 2015 starters – Final Assessment [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 9 September 2016
  • January 2016 starters – Final Assessment [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 13 January 2017
  • April 2016 starters – Final Assessment [word document] must be received no later than Friday 31 March 2017

Induction Tutor Meetings

  • Wednesday 12 October at 1.30 to 3.00pm - Rydal Academy
  • Wednesday 15 February at 1.30 to 3.00pm - Venue TBC
  • Wednesday 14 June at 1.30 to 3.00pm - Venue TBC

NQT Induction essential documentation

Please either email or post the completed form to us at the end of each term and within 10 days of the review meeting for NQTs on full time contracts. Part time NQTs should be assessed on a pro-rata basis.

If sending by email this must be via the Headteacher’s email address. 

Teachers’ Standards

Government website guidance [external link]

Meetings

Evidence

Observations

Quality Assurance