Registering NQTs for Induction
Eligibility to Begin Induction
Before NQTs can begin their induction period, they must have Qualified Teacher Status, which includes the requirement that they have successfully passed the Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.
Ensuring the post is suitable for induction
Employment of less than one school term:
NQTs employed for a period of less than one school term are not eligible to start or re-start their induction.
If an NQT takes up a long term supply teaching contract for a term or more, this can form part of the induction period and they have the same obligations and entitlements as any other NQT. To be a suitable post for induction the post must involve regular teaching of the same classes and the headteacher must agree, at the start of the period, to take responsibility for the NQT’s induction programme. If an NQT is offered a supply placement that lasts for a term or more involving only day to day cover of absent teachers. If an NQT begins an induction programme in a school where they have previously taught on a short-term supply basis, the induction period cannot be “backdated”.
Schools in Special Measures:
Schools in special measures cannot normally host Induction. However where a teacher has already started an induction period in the school, before the school entered special measures, then induction can be served.
Schools must register NQTs with an Appropriate Body in order for them to start their induction.
For January 2019 starters please complete the registration form 2018-2019 and return to EL.NQTenquiries@suffolk.gov.uk by Friday 25th January 2019.
If an NQT moves from one Suffolk school to another, during the induction period, the new school must re-register the NQT with the Appropriate Body for continued recognition of their induction period.
Calculating the Length of Induction for Part-Time NQTs
It is possible to complete an induction programme on a part-time basis. The induction period for a part-time NQT is calculated pro-rata so that the same number of sessions is covered as for a full-time NQT.
NQTs need to be clear about how long their induction period should last, if they are teaching part-time. If you are unsure how to calculate this, or want to confirm this, contact Emma Hepburn: email@example.com, Tel: 01473 263951.