Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT)

This information and documentation is for NQT Induction starting prior to September 2021

For the two-year Early Career Teacher Induction from September 2021 please click here

NQT Induction

PLN in partnership with Saffron Teaching School Hub is an Appropriate Body for NQT Induction for both primary and secondary NQTs. Induction is an important bridge between training and practice that supports newly qualified teachers to build their effectiveness and improve their teaching. It also provides an important quality assurance measure for schools, pupils and parents.


The annual charge for the Induction service for each NQT is £250 (or £90 a term).

The Induction Service

  • Registration of the NQT and returns to the TRA
  • Induction Tutor/Mentor Training and Network meetings
  • Quality-assuring the process of your in-school support
  • Access to support materials directly from our website
  • Providing formal end of term assessment documents which are returned electronically
  • Monitoring of all end of term reports for NQTs
  • Making the final decision as to whether or not an NQT’s performance, against the relevant standards, is satisfactory, drawing on the recommendation of the Headteacher
  • Monitoring visit and observation by SLE for vulnerable NQTs

Download an Introduction to Headteachers

Dates for Submission of End of Term Reports 2020-2021

Autumn term assessments should be completed and returned between Monday 23rd November and Friday 11th December 2020.
Spring term assessments should be completed and returned between Monday 1st March and Friday 19th March 2021
Summer term assessments should be completed and returned between Monday 21st June and Friday 9th July 2021

Register your NQTs for statutory induction

Download the Registration document.

NQT Induction Tutor/Mentor training 2020-2021

All induction tutors/mentors are invited to attend training at no additional cost to learn about the requirements of the statutory induction period for NQTs and to receive guidance on setting up an induction programme to meet statutory requirements.

NQT Induction Tutor/Mentor training (included in the fee) will take place by video conferencing at 4pm – 5.30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 8th September 2020

Wednesday 16th September 2020
Thursday 24th September 2020
To book a place please email: stating your name, school, contact email address of the induction tutor/mentor(s) who will be attending.

What happens if an NQT is not making satisfactory progress?

In a small number of cases, teachers experience difficulties and an induction tutor may feel that the NQT is not progressing satisfactorily against the Teachers’ Standards. In such cases the induction tutor should discuss this with the headteacher / professional tutor, who in turn should contact the Named Person for NQTs at the Appropriate Body:

Verity Boreham, NQT Professional Learning Co-ordinator

T: 07833472639


The purpose of identifying unsatisfactory progress is so that the school, with the Appropriate Body’s help, can put extra guidance and support into place so that they will be confident in recommending that the NQT has performed satisfactorily against the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the induction year.

Our services

For further information contact:
Verity Boreham Director

Telephone: 07833472639