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 2017 - 18

Registrations

  • September 2017 starters – registration forms [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 6 October  2017
  • January 2018 starters – registrations forms [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 2 February 2018
  • April 2018 starters – registrations forms [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 4 May 2018

Assessments

  • Friday 22 December 2017 starters Final Assessment [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 12 January 2018
  • Thursday 28 March 2018 starters Final Assessment [word document] must be received by us no later than Friday 4 May 2018
  • September 2017 starters Final Assessment [word document] must be received by us no later than Monday 16 July 2018

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. Please contact jenny.dellipiani@darlington.gov.uk for assessment dates based on your NQT’s circumstances.

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

Induction Tutor Meetings

  • Wednesday 11 October 1.30 to 3.00pm - Carmel College
  • Wednesday 21 February 1.30 to 3.00pm - Harrowgate Hill Primary School
  • Wednesday 13 June 1.30 to 3.00pm - Venue TBC

NQT Induction essential documentation

Teachers’ Standards

Government website guidance [external link]

Meetings

Evidence

Observations

Quality Assurance