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

Our 'Guide to Successful Induction' training takes place in the form of a webinar rather than a face to face session.  This is to make it more widely available to our NQTs as it can be completed from anywhere that you have internet access.  The webinar will ensure you understand your role and responsibilities as an NQT throughout your induction.  It covers what you need to know about induction, your termly assessments and what to include in your Impact File.

Please view the Guide to a Successful Induction to complete the session. You will need to enter your first name, surname and email address in order to view the webinar.  This is so that we know which of our NQTs have completed it.

Please note - The webinar is mandatory to all Primary and Secondary NQTs registered with us on NQT Manager and needs to be completed by the end of the first term. We will be chasing up any NQTs who haven’t completed it after the October half term.

Primary NQT Programme (five sessions)

Our Primary NQT programme runs for five sessions across the academic year.  It is an interactive bespoke programme which is designed with the NQTs to meet their emerging needs.  Some of the topics available include the following:

  • provision mapping and closing the gap
  • differentiation, A4L, questioning and assessment data
  • classroom environment
  • working with other professionals and visitors to the school
  • Maths mastery.

The programme also provides an excellent opportunity to meet with other NQTs in the district and to share induction experience.

We run the Primary NQT Programme in the following districts in Kent: Ashford, Canterbury and Swale, Dartford and Gravesham, Dover and Thanet, Folkestone and Hythe, Maidstone and Tonbridge and Malling, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.

**Due to the current COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown, we have transformed Sessions 4 and 5 into online webinars.  Session 4 will focus on ‘Challenging the More Able Writers’ and will be hosted by Hannah Bailey.  Session 5 will be hosted by Jason Horne and the focus will be on ‘Maths Mastery’, destroying the myths and equipping NQTs with a range of strategies ready for next year.   

All delegates will be sent an email for each session which includes an invitation to choose the date and time that is most convenient.  The sessions will last for an hour and a half.

Tutor and Mentor Training (Induction Tutor and Mentors)

Are you tutoring or mentoring NQTs 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 NQT 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.

  • How to highlight the main points of the statutory induction guidance to ensure you know what is expected from you and your NQT throughout their induction.
  • How to understand the assessment process and how to write them, including setting SMART targets and ensuring you provide sufficient evidence.
  • How to accurately assess your NQT against the Teachers' Standards and grade appropriately.
  • What to do if your NQT is causing concern and not making expected progress.
  • How to share resources effective in supporting induction to make your role easier.
  • How to meet other school-based Induction Tutors and Mentors supporting NQTs throughout their induction period to share good practice.

Tutor training events for 2019/20 are as follows:

**Please bookmark this page and once the current COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown has lifted we will publish our new updated training dates.**

Primary NQT Conference (Primary NQTs)

The Primary NQT conference provides an ideal opportunity for NQTs to reflect on progress to date and recognise how to move practice forward through the remainder of the school year.  NQTs will also be able to hear practical advice and guidance for delivering excellence in the classroom in order to enhance existing skills.

The conference will focus on key issues in the classroom and beyond.  As well as keynote speakers there will be an opportunity for NQTs to attend workshops on a range of key areas the details of which will be available nearer the time.  There will also be time to meet and network with other colleagues and obtain useful information from some of our stallholders.

This is a very popular conference, with more than 95% of delegates rating it as it as good or excellent and helpful to their role in school.  The conference for 2020 has already taken place and the date for the 2021 conference will be published soon.

**Please bookmark this page and once the current COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown has lifted we will publish our new updated training dates.**

View and book your place on any of these events and many more at CPD online.

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