Induction in a British Overseas School

Since 2017 we have also acted as the Appropriate Body for NQTs working in international schools in a number of countries, including the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands.  We are also Supporting Members of the Council of British International Schools 'COBIS' enabling us to have direct links to support international schools.

How Does NQT Induction Work for British Schools Overseas?

A British School Overseas (BSO) which is inspected by a DfE approved inspectorate against the BSO Standards and is a member of a DfE accredited association can appoint NQTs from the UK and support them through their induction.  This must, however, be in association with an Appropriate Body such as the NQT Induction & Support team.

There are some restrictions, and these are as follows.  A school overseas may not provide induction if they:

  • have not received a recent inspection (within the last 3 years) from an approved inspectorate
  • have received an inspection judgement that has not satisfactorily met all the standards and categories
  • are not members of an accredited association such as COBIS, BSME, FOBISIA and NABSS.

What’s Included in the Core Package?

  • A wealth of online resources to support tutors and NQTs.
  • Experienced advisors offering confidential support and advice over email, phone and Skype.
  • The administration of the induction process, ensuring continuity of expectations and standards.
  • A comprehensive online assessment programme measuring progress six times throughout a school year.
  • Termly newsletters highlighting the important tasks that should take place that term as well as examples of written assessments to help you write the next one.
  • ‘Cause for concern’ reviews for those NQTs who need additional support from one of our commissioned NQT Induction Advisors, all of whom hold QTS and are experienced leaders.
  • A ‘Guide to successful induction’ E-learning module for all NQTs.
  • Access to our social media sites Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for NQTs and tutors to provide regular updates about all elements of teaching.
  • Opportunity to work with school-based colleagues to achieve a successful induction outcome for all.

How Much Do We Charge?

Our basic Core Package ensures schools will be able to fulfil the statutory responsibilities for NQT Induction and only costs £225 (+VAT) for the first NQT and £165 (+VAT) for each subsequent NQT at the same school.  For schools with more than ten NQTs, we offer a further 10% discount.

For more information and to register your NQTs, please contact the team using the details below.

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