Welcome to the Suffolk Local Authority (LA) site for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), Induction Tutors and all those who support the NQT induction process in schools or colleges. Suffolk LA acts as the induction Appropriate Body (AB) for all its maintained schools and is pleased to work in partnership with non-maintained schools and colleges within or outside the county.
All teachers who have obtained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) after 7 May 1999, by what ever route, must complete an induction period if they are to work in maintained schools or in non-maintained special schools in England.
On this site you will find easily accessible advice and guidance to implement and support the statutory framework for induction as well as the documents you will require. Also included are additional resources, links to related sites and all the latest news and opportunities.
New regulations for the statutory induction period come into force from September 2012. You can find a copy on this website under DFE Statutory Guidance on NQT 2012 Induction.
Under the new induction regulations, provision is made for the induction period to be reduced to a minimum of one term where special circumstances apply. The guidelines and protocol for the operation of this regulation can be found under Reducing the Induction Period in Recognition of Previous Teaching Experience and Exceptional Circumstances on this site.
Registering Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) with the Appropriate Body (AB)
This notice is to remind schools of their responsibilities in relation to the registration of NQTs with an Appropriate Body (LA) to start or continue their induction period.
· Schools should check and confirm the NQT’s QTS status as teachers are only legally able to start the induction period once they have been awarded QTS. If you have any concerns about the eligibility of an NQT please contact email@example.com . To assist your enquiry she will need the NQT’s Date of Birth and Teacher Reference Number (TRN).
· Schools are also required to register eligible new NQTs, or those continuing their induction having transferred from another Appropriate Body, with the LA using the standard registration form, which can be found on the NQT website at www.suffolklearning.co.uk (click on Leadership and Staff Development then click Newly Qualified Teachers). Please note that this registration form is needed in addition to any information you may have forwarded to HR Services concerning the appointment of an NQT for contractual purposes. If the NQT is not registered with the Appropriate Body they are not eligible to begin their induction. The AB is required to report induction registration dates to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and retrospective registrations will not be possible. A delay in the registration of an NQT may result in a delay to the start and completion of the induction period and can have a number of consequences. Registration of the NQT with the LA also triggers the sending of induction support materials to the NQT and their induction tutor.
All other NQT induction arrangements for 2012/13 are as set out in my letter of 18 June 2012, which can be accessed on the Suffolk NQT website.
If you have any queries about NQT induction, please do not hesitate to contact Sue Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
For information and support, please contact:
Adviser for Professional Development,
Learning and Improvement Service
Office 01473 263951
Learning and Improvement Service
Office: 01473 263951
Fax: 01473 263990