Newly Qualified Teacher -NQT
Education Durham provides appropriate body services for early career teachers in their induction period (NQT). We also provide advice and guidance to develop, nurture and retain our new teachers to the profession through a range of courses and in school support available through the school education SLA.
In order to access the appropriate body services you will have to register your NQTs by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost per NQT is £274 for Education Durham partner schools and £305 for non-partner schools
Appropriate body services
- All aspects of administrative support associated with NQT induction.
- Registration for induction with the Teaching Regulation Agency.
- Quality assurance visits to schools as part of a rolling programme.
- A range of guidance and templates to support the assessment and reporting of NQTs’ progress.
- Training and support for induction tutors.
- One to one consultation and guidance when appropriate named contact (confidential support for individual NQTs).
Recently Qualified Teachers – RQT
Our recently qualified teacher (RQT) support programme aims to provide high-quality training and development for teachers who have recently completed their NQT year. Delivery is through a collaborative approach, which is facilitated by specialist lead professionals within Education Durham, Durham County Council and external partnerships.
The programme aims to develop participants’ pedagogical skills as well as securing effective teaching and learning practice.
The course is built on promoting an ethos of responsibility for RQT’s to lead their own professional development in order to sustain their resilience in the classroom.
The recently qualified teacher programme is a series of seminars aimed at colleagues in the first 5 years (post induction) of their teaching career. The programme is designed to enhance all areas of a teacher’s responsibilities and ultimately improve classroom practice. This programme would suit both those looking to secure their own classroom practice or those looking to make their first steps into early middle leadership.
The programme will:
- build upon the foundations of NQT induction
- provide a range of CPD opportunities that meet current RQT / school priorities
- develop their teaching and become more confident in the classroom
- build skills and knowledge that can be used throughout their teaching career
The programme involves:
- a series of twilight sessions developed in partnership with RQT’s with a focus upon current priorities
- opportunities to network with colleagues from schools in similar contexts
- sessions which facilitate though provoking discussion drawing upon current practice and research
- delivery from cross phase lead professionals
- guided reading through a series of current research areas
Programme is designed to:
- be relevant focusing upon RQT’s individual areas of development
- be reflective, with discussion-based enquiry referencing recent research
- be challenging with the aim to improve and enhance practice
The programme comprises 2 network sessions that will introduce and close the year. The remaining 7 sessions are linked to local and national priorities such as developing pedagogy in the classroom and meeting the needs of vulnerable groups.