We provide support for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and schools as part of the statutory Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) induction process.

We also provide independent quality assurance for the NQT induction process as part of our role as an 'Appropriate Body'.

We ensure:

  • schools provide adequate support for NQTs
  • NQT assessment is fair and consistent

We send enrolment forms to schools to register us as their 'Appropriate Body'. Alternatively, see useful downloads for NQT Induction Providers.

Note: NQTs cannot start their induction until their ‘Appropriate Body’ is agreed.

Our NQT Support Service

Our service offers:

  • support throughout the induction programme
  • guidance on the statutory induction process
  • free support and training for Induction Tutors
  • Induction Tutor updates
  • in-school support from the local authority Lead Induction Tutor
  • administration, support and guidance
  • reminders of when each assessment is due
  • welcome meetings for all NQTs

Cost of our NQT Support Service

The cost of our service for 2019-20 is £100.00 per NQT - this is a flat rate applicable from September 2018.

Welcome meetings and Induction Tutor and Mentor meetings are offered free of charge through the Pathfinder package.

Schools that do not register NQTs with us as their ‘Appropriate Body’, or opt out of NQT induction training can still access:

  • NQT welcome meetings
  • Induction Tutor updates

Change to NQT's contract or hours

Notify us if an NQT’s contract or hours have changed since the last induction period, so that we can calculate revised deadlines. This information is essential for our records and for planning purposes.

Submit all forms by email to nqts@york.gov.uk. If you've submitted forms electronically, you don't need to send them again by post, unless they can't be signed with an e-signature.

If you're sending forms by post:

  • notify us by email
  • send to our School Effectiveness and Achievement Assistant at West Offices
  • mark all envelopes as 'confidential'
  • indicate that NQT assessment forms are enclosed

Newly Qualified Teacher induction training

See the Pathfinder website for details of the comprehensive training programme for NQTs for 2019-20.

Concerns about an NQT's performance

Notify your Appropriate Body as soon as possible if you've any concerns regarding an NQT’s performance.

If an induction extension is required, this must also be agreed with your Appropriate Body.

Newly Qualified Teacher documents

Submit forms for the current academic year, even if the NQT is completing induction across two academic years.

For example, if an NQT started induction in 2018-19, you must complete the 2019-20 forms now, stating full dates (dd/mm/yy) on ALL forms - this is a requirement of the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

We'll accept assessment forms for 2019-20 as follows:

  • 9 December 2019 to 17 January 2020
  • 23 March to 1 May 2020
  • 3 July to 17 July 2020

We'll accept assesment forms for 2020-21 as follows:

  • 7 December 2020 to 15 January 2021
  • 15 March to 23 April 2021
  • 9 July to 23 July 2021

Note: The 2020-21 dates are provisional until further notice.

Contact us if you're outside the City of York area and these dates are not convenient due to different term dates.

Useful downloads for NQT Induction Providers

NQT Statutory Guidance

2019-20 NQT downloads

2020-21 NQT downloads

Also see

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