The NQT Partnership have put together a few of the most frequently asked questions you might have before you register with us. In this 3 part blog series, we hope that we can answer all of the questions you have.


What is the purpose of an induction year?

Statutory induction is the bridge between ITT and a career in teaching. It combines a personalised programme of development, support and professional dialogue with monitoring and an assessment of performance against the teaching standards. The programme supports the NQT in demonstrating that their performance against the standards is satisfactory by the end of the period and equip them with the tools to be an effective and successful teacher.

What will I learn in my induction year?

Your NQT Induction year will be broken down into two elements:

  • Professional Development and Support
  • Assignment against the Teaching Standards

Throughout your NQT induction you will be supported by an in school NQT mentor, a dedicated NQT Partnership mentor as well as access to our NQT Helpline should you have any urgent queries.

What support will I have during my NQT induction?

As well as your tailored programme of professional development, you will receive:

  • 10% reduction in your teaching timetable for you to develop your skills out of the classroom. This is in addition to your 10% PPA time.
  • Support from your Induction tutor/mentor.
  • Reviews on your progress, together with formal meetings each term with your Head Teacher and/or Induction Tutor/Mentor.
  • By gaining a position through The NQT Partnership, you will have regular contact through your induction year from your dedicated consultant as well as access to our CPD courses and NQT Helpline where a Head Teacher is waiting to give you advice and guidance whenever you need it.

How does the induction period work?

The NQT Induction will be assessed over an academic year, with an assessment at the end of each full term.

When you are reaching the end of a term, you will meet with your Head Teacher/NQT Mentor for a formal assessment. This is to enable you to monitor your progress towards the Teaching Standards consistently over your practice.

Following your first two meetings, your Head teacher will provide a report to the appropriate body (Local Authority or Multi Academy Trust) detailing your progress towards the Teaching Standards.

After your assessment at the end of the third term, your Head teacher will make a recommendation to the appropriate body as to whether your progress towards the standards has been met.

The Local Authority or Multi Academy Trust will then decide whether you have successfully met the requirements to complete your induction and will write to your school and the NCTL to inform them of their decision. You will then be contacted by the NCTL in writing to confirm whether you have successfully completed your NQT Induction period.

How do I register?

Get in touch with one of our dedicated consultants to discuss how we can help you find the perfect opportunity for you. Our tailored service, includes an initial telephone conversation to discuss your teaching experiences an in depth discussion about your own teaching philosophy, vision, values and ethos. From there, we ask all potential candidates to send over a copy of their CV and Personal Statement (Support and Guidance is available on this). Once we have this, we can then go out into the market and find an opportunity that fits your requirements.

Call The NQT Partnership today on: 020 3954 6581 or email:

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