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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 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.

All sessions will run between 16:00 – 17:00.  To book a space on one of these events, please click on the relevant date below:

9 September 2020                         16 September 2020

30 September 2020                       14 October 2020

*Please note - The webinar is free to all Primary and Secondary NQTs registered with us on NQT Manager and we expect all NQTs to complete a session at the beginning of their induction.

Primary NQT Programme

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

To support schools, NQTs and NQTs plus 1 we have moved the programme to an online platform.  We understand this has been a difficult year for many NQTs plus 1 and those who are just starting out as NQTs, 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 NQTs (+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:

Primary NQT Induction Programme (25 sessions)

Secondary NQT Maths

Our Secondary NQT 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 sessions reviewing the strands of maths and 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. We will also look at dividing fractions, a topic that is often taught by rote learning and again look at how you can help students understanding so that they can tackle novel problems.

Date: Wednesday 7 October 2020 - 4.00pm to 5.15pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 20/612

Price: £30

Please click this link for more details and to book: NQT 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 17 November 2020 - 4.00pm to 5.15pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 20/616

Price: £30

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

Third in a series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths and 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 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: Wednesday 9 December 2020 - 4.00pm to 5.15pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 20/620

Price: £30

Please click this link for more details and to book: NQT 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 differentiation 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 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 26 January 2021 - 4.00pm to 5.15pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/183

Price: £30

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

Fifth in a series of sessions reviewing the strands of maths and 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 what the common misconceptions are. Assessing as a teacher when students have grasped something and when you need to review something again is key. The students appreciate you for it. 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 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 9 March 2021 - 4.00pm to 5.15pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/185

Price: £30

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

Final session in a series reviewing the stands of maths and various pedagogical approaches. In my opinion one of the best strands of maths often gets boiled down to simply learning methods. These 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 I’ll show you 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 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 27 April 2021 - 4.00pm to 5.15pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/188

Price: £30

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

Secondary NQT English

Our Secondary English programme provides a series of six individual sessions for NQTs and RQTs with a focus on research informed pedagogy in English.  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:

CREDIT WORTHY. A series of six individual sessions for NQTs and RQTs which focus on research informed pedagogy in English.
These sessions are focused on groups who are in the early stages of their careers.

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 15 September 2020 - 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 20/644

Price: £30

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Subject Pedagogy for NQTs and RQTs - Effective Instruction (Secondary)

CREDIT WORTHY. A series of six individual sessions for NQTs and RQTs which focus on research informed pedagogy in English.
These sessions are focused on groups who are in the early stages of their careers.

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 13 October 2020 - 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 20/645

Price: £30

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Subject Pedagogy for NQTs and RQTs - Formative Assessment in English (Secondary)

CREDIT WORTHY. A series of six individual sessions for NQTs and RQTs which focus on research informed pedagogy in English.
These sessions are focused on groups who are in the early stages of their careers.

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 17 November 2020 - 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 20/646

Price: £30

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Subject Pedagogy for NQTs and RQTs - Making the Most from Retrieval Practice in English (Secondary)

CREDIT WORTHY. A series of six individual sessions for NQTs and RQTs which focus on research informed pedagogy in English.
These sessions are focused on groups who are in the early stages of their careers.

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 19 January 2021 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/195

Price: £30

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Subject Pedagogy for NQTs and RQTs - Supporting Working Memory and Cognitive Load-Issues for English (Secondary) 

CREDIT WORTHY. A series of six individual sessions for NQTs and RQTs which focus on research informed pedagogy in English.
These sessions are focused on groups who are in the early stages of their careers.

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 23 February 2021 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/196

Price: £30

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Subject Pedagogy for NQTs and RQTs - Modelling in English (Secondary)

CREDIT WORTHY. A series of six individual sessions for NQTs and RQTs which focus on research informed pedagogy in English.
These sessions are focused on groups who are in the early stages of their careers.

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 23 March 2021 - 4.00pm - 5.00pm

Zoom course

Event Code: SCH 21/197

Price: £30

Please click this link for more details and to book: Effective Subject Pedagogy for NQTs and RQTs - Working Towards Independence / Moderation (Secondary) 

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 2020/21 are below, to book a session please follow the relevant date/link:

Terms 1 and 2 

07 September 2020 SCH 20/682  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  07 September 2020 09.30am to 12.30pm

14 September 2020 SCH 20/685  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  14 September 2020 09.30am to 12.30pm

28 September 2020 SCH 20/687  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  28 September 2020 09.30am to 12.30pm

12 October 2020 SCH 20/576  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  12 October 2020 09.30am to 12:30pm

19 October 2020 SCH 20/577  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  19 October 2020 09.30am to 12:30pm

Terms 3 and 4 

12 January 2021 SCH 21/174  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  12 January 2021 09.30am to 12:30pm

Terms 5 and 6

18 May 2021 SCH 21/175  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  18 May 2021 09.30am to 12.30pm

19 May 2021 SCH 21/226 NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  19 May 2021 09.30am to 12.30pm

07 July 2021 SCH 21/176  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  07 July 2021 09.30am to 12.30pm

08 July 2021 SCH 21/177  NQT Induction Tutor / Mentor Training  08 July 2021 09.30am to 12:30pm

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