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'Guide to Successful Induction' Webinar (Primary and Secondary)

Our 'Guide to Successful Induction' training takes place in the form of an interactive webinar rather than a face to face session. This is to make it more widely available to our ECTs as it can be completed from anywhere that you have internet access. The webinar will ensure you understand your role and responsibilities as an ECT throughout your induction. It covers everything you need to know about induction including your termly assessments.  Our latest available dates are as follows:

  • Monday 20 September 2021, 4:00pm start
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021, 4:00pm start
  • Wednesday 6 October 2021, 4:00pm start
  • Thursday 14 October 2021, 4:00pm start
  • Friday 22 October 2021, 4:00pm start

All sessions will last for 1 hour.  If you would like to book on to one of the new dates, please email nqt@kent.gov.uk to request a place.

*Please note - The webinar is free to all Primary and Secondary ECTs registered with us on NQT Manager and we expect all ECTs to complete a session at the beginning of their induction.  All sessions have the same content and so you only need to attend one date.  These sessions are also suitable for ECTs who started their induction before September 2021.

Primary ECT Programme

The transition from student teacher to ECT can sometimes seem overwhelming and the Primary ECT Induction Programme has been designed to ensure that these first steps are built on a strong foundation. Following feedback from ECTs/schools and in line with recently announced DFE initiatives we have redesigned our primary programme.

To support schools, ECTs and ECTs plus 1 we have moved the programme to an online platform. We understand this has been a difficult year for many ECs plus 1 and those who are just starting out as ECTs, so we are keen to ensure we cater for any development needs where we can.  We have worked with several ITT providers to try and offer an online programme which is comprehensive and builds a large range of skills and strategies. Linking with several experts, our programme now offers up to 25 sessions starting from term 2. These are mainly morning sessions and will be delivered by Zoom for the foreseeable future to enable ECTs (+1’s) to take part whilst maintaining their bubbles.

These sessions are designed to be interactive and delegates are asked to come prepared to play an active part. They are very full sessions and we would ask delegates to arrive in good time. For more details on the programme and to book a place, follow the link below:

***Dates will be published soon***

ECTs starting part way through an academic year should contact the CPD Online Team by emailing cpd@theeducationpeople.org or calling 03000 418000 to book on to the programme.

Secondary ECT Maths

Our Secondary ECT Maths programme provides a series of six individual sessions reviewing the strands of maths and various pedagogical approaches. The courses will run as interactive zoom sessions on the dates as detailed below. For more details on each event or to book a place, select the relevant links below:

First in a series of ECT sessions reviewing the strands of maths alongside various pedagogical approaches. This session we will look at how to handle, the often-difficult topic of, directed number and the varying approaches that can be used to aid understanding. If students do not understand directed number, they often go onto to struggle with abstract content.

Date: Tuesday 05 October 2021 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/740

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Number: Teaching for Understanding (Secondary)

Second in a series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths and various pedagogical approaches, this session we will look at just how connected the maths curriculum is with the use of goal free problems. Making links helps students embed previous learning and develop a more sophisticated schema of maths content. This encourages students to be better prepared for the unknown. We will also explore some problem-solving strategies that you can use within your classroom for any problem encountered.

Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/741

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Algebra: A Connected Curriculum (Secondary)

Third in the series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths alongside various pedagogical approaches. Proportion lays the foundations for good algebraic thinking. Too often premature memorisation of rules is likely to inhibit development of proportional reasoning. We will look at ways to sketch, describe and represent proportion problems and relationships between quantities in informal, invented ways before moving towards symbols and algebra. This can be often be easily related to real life problems such in slopes, scale, probabilities, vectors and rates. It will be through a lens of proportional reasoning often see the links to real life.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/742

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Ratio and Proportion: Real Life Examples (Secondary)

Fourth in a series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths and various pedagogical approaches, in this session we will review the circle theorems and proofs. Using Same Surface Different Depth we will also explore different ways to differentiate your lessons to ensure the most able are stretched and the support is in place for those that need it. There is no golden bullet to differentiation but having quick impromptu ways to do this is invaluable.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded

Date: Tuesday 01 February 2022- 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/066

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Geometry: Differentiation in the Maths Classroom (Secondary)

Fifth in a series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths alongside various pedagogical approaches. Having the confidence to respond to the needs of a class is very important and developing formative assessment strategies is crucial to students making progress. One of the main ways to do this is through common misconceptions. Assessing as a teacher when students have grasped something and when you need to review something again is key. During this session we will explore possibility spaces and combinations and a variety of methods of formative assessment which enables you to adjust your lessons as it progresses.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2022 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/067

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Probability: How to Make the Most of Formative Assessment (Secondary)

The final session in a series reviewing the stands of maths and various pedagogical approaches. One of the best strands of maths often gets boiled down to simply learning methods. Students then find it difficult when they get caught out with an exam question deliberately assessing understanding. Statistics is brimming with potential for creativity in the classroom. In this session you will be shown some ‘out of the seat’ with excitement type lessons that engage learners and help them really understand statistics.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2022 - 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/068

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ECT Maths - Statistics: Making Maths Creative (Secondary)

Secondary ECT English

These six sessions explore how we can make use of some of the 'best bets' as identified in Educational research, to provide effective instruction for our students.

Based on the work of Barek Rosenshine and others, such as John Sweller and Dylan Wiliam, each session considers the evidence of what can work well in the English classroom to make learning happen. From modelling, to retrieval, to how we can make to most of our formative assessment practices, effective practice is considered in relation to the evidence.

The six sessions build and relate to each other and so those who want to attend all sessions will find common themes running throughout. Equally, people will find the sessions can stand alone, giving them time to consider their own practices and explore the practices of others. The courses will run as interactive zoom sessions on the dates as detailed below. For more details on each event or to book a place, select the relevant link below.

Session One: What is 'effective instruction'?

This is session one of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hour prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021 - 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/710

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction in English: What is 'Effective Instruction'?

Session Two: The importance of assessment - becoming responsive teachers.

This is session two of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hour prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021 - 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/713

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: ​Effective Instruction in English: The Importance of Assessment - Becoming Responsive Teachers (Secondary)

Session Three: Retrieval and cognitive load.

This is session three of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 08 February 2022 - 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/053

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction in English: Retrieval and Cognitive Load (Secondary)

Session Four: Making the most of modelling.

This is session four of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 05 April 2022 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/054

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction: Making the Most of Modelling (Secondary)

Session Five: Scaffolding and supporting small steps/guiding practice.

This is session five of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 07 June 2022 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/055

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction in English: Scaffolding and Supporting Small Steps/Guiding Practice (Secondary)

Session Six: Removing the stabilisers - building independence.

This is session six of a series of six sessions for Early Career Teachers. The six sessions can be treated as a whole course (see course code SCH21/706) or can be attended individually.

This session will run as an interactive zoom session. Confirmed delegates will be e-mailed the link 24 hours prior to the session. Please ensure you are able to access zoom at least 1 hour prior to the session. Please note that zoom courses are not recorded.

Date: Tuesday 12 July 2022 - 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 22/056

Price: £40

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Instruction in English: Building Independence (Secondary) 

Tutor and Mentor Training

Are you tutoring or mentoring ECTs throughout their induction this year? If so, do you know what this important role involves?

This half day training course is for new and experienced tutors and mentors involved in the ECT induction process. The interactive session will ensure you understand what your role entails, what best practice looks like and where to go for help and advice. The course is also suitable as a refresher session for those tutors and mentors who haven't attended training in the past five years.

Training objectives include the following.

  • To highlight the main points of the statutory induction guidance to ensure you know what is expected from you and your ECT throughout their induction.
  • To understand the assessment processes and how to write them, including setting SMART targets and ensuring you provide sufficient evidence.
  • How to accurately assess your ECT against the Teachers' Standards and grade appropriately.
  • What to do if your ECT is causing concern and not making expected progress.
  • To share resources effective in supporting induction to make your role easier.
  • To look at induction in the future, what might it look like and to give delegates a chance to put forward ideas on developments.

Tutor training events for 2021/22 are below, to book a session please follow the relevant date/link:

Terms 1 and 2 

21 September 2021 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

23 September 2021 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

Terms 3 and 4 

20 January 2022 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

Terms 5 and 6

10 May 2022 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

05 July 2022 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

07 July 2022 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

ECT Conference 2022: What to expect in your second year of teaching?

A fantastic opportunity for Primary and Secondary ECTs to access workshops focusing on what to expect in your second year of teaching.

Wednesday 16 March 2022 - Ashford International Hotel

***More information will be published soon***

Feedback From Our Training

The following items have been highlighted by previous delegates as particular strengths of these sessions.

  • The hand-outs and handbook.
  • Clear outline on how to support my NQT.
  • How to gather evidence for NQT assessments.
  • Skilled and knowledgeable trainers and clear delivery.
  • Good pace with lots of information that was completely relevant.
  • Good opportunities for group discussion around grading.
  • Information about how to access on-going support outside this session.

Contacting the NQT Induction & Support Team

Grant Reeves (Induction Manager)
Elizabeth Dean (Induction Adviser)
Helen Grzeszczak (Induction Coordinator)
Rhea Clarke (Induction Administrator)

Telephone: 03000 421 149
Email: nqt@kent.gov.uk