The NQT Provision includes various activities that build on the professional learning that took place within Initial Teacher Training. All sessions and activities require reflection where NQTs are encouraged to share their experiences or perceptions. This will be followed by discussion and will provide strategies to allow NQTs to develop their practice further.
NQTs will meet with their allocated NQT Mentors every fortnight. This meeting should allow the NQT to reflect on the progress that they are making in relation to Teacher Standards. It is also an opportunity to plan how to address areas for development. In addition to this, various learning walks/ observations will generate evidence and discussion points. Three formal assessments are completed that are externally moderated by National Induction Panel for Teachers, the chosen awarding body.
All NQTs are responsible for co-ordinating their own remission time (equivalent to 10% – 2 hours per week including a meeting slot), this must be an activity that contributes towards professional development and can include observations, meetings, professional reading or any other suitable activity. It must not be used for PPA. A brief record should be kept of the activity completed on the table below.
Professional Learning Sessions will take place after school. The themes have been identified based on feedback from previous cohorts and scrutiny of NQT assessments relating to typical training needs. The list is not limited; they can be amended or developed further based on the development needs of all NQT’s. Bespoke, personalised sessions will also be provided as required.
It is important to remember that whilst guidance will be provided by Mrs Copestake and NQT Mentors, all NQT’s are responsible for their own professional development and must seek support as and when required.