Newly Qualified Teacher – NQT & Early Career Teacher – ECT
Education Durham provides appropriate body services for early career teachers in their induction period (NQT & ECT). 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 ECTs or continuing NQTs by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an Appropriate Body, our service offer includes:
- Carrying out pre-induction checks and registration for schools, academies and settings who have appointed an early career teacher
- ECF fidelity checking dependant on the type of ECF-based induction being delivered
- Registering and reporting to the Teacher Regulation Agency
- Providing briefings to Induction Tutors, Mentors and ECTs at the start of the year on the Induction process and the role of the Appropriate Body
- Providing an ECT Induction Handbook
- Supporting Induction Tutors and ECTs throughout the induction process through termly network meetings
- Providing phone/email support for early career teachers, Induction Tutors and Head Teachers / Principals
- Monitoring the progress of early career teachers during their induction
- Providing templates for all assessment forms
- Quality assuring assessment reports against the Teachers’ Standards
- Conducting quality assurance visits with a sample of the cohort of registered ECTs
- Providing advice and guidance where NQTs are not making satisfactory progress against the Teachers’ Standards
- Providing a ‘named contact’ for ECTs who require confidential support and guidance
- Making decisions on the outcome of statutory induction for ECTs in liaison with the Head Teacher and notifying the Teacher Regulation Agency
Bespoke, school based and individualised CPD support for ECTs, Mentors and Induction Tutor can be provided on request through Education Durham’s Support and Development services
Costs for registration of your early career teachers?
£55 per ECT per term
Level of ECF fidelity checking:
Full Induction Programme £0.00
Core Induction Programme £495.00 per school plus £100 per ECT
School-based programme £795.00 per school plus £100 per ECT
Cost for a continuing NQT:
£92 per term
To register your ECTs with us, ask any questions or would like further information please contact our ECT Administrator, Paul Hennessy at ECT@durham.gov.uk
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.