In our role as an ‘Appropriate Body’, we provide support for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and schools as part of the statutory induction process.

We can provide independent quality assurance for the induction process for NQTs.

We ensure:

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

We will send enrolment forms to schools to register us as their 'Appropriate Body' during the summer term; alternatively go to useful downloads for NQT Induction Providers.

NQTs cannot start their induction until their ‘Appropriate Body’ organisation has been agreed.

Our service offers:

  • support throughout the induction programme
  • 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
  • guidance on the statutory induction process
  • free support and training for Induction Tutors

The cost of our service for 2018-19 is £100 per NQT. Please note this is a new flat rate applicable to all effective from September 2018.

Welcome meetings and Induction Tutor and Mentor meetings are offered free 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

Please remember to 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 is also used for planning purposes.

Please submit all forms by email. If you need to send any forms by post, please address them as follows:

Effectiveness and Achievement Administrative Assistant
West Offices
Station Rise
York YO1 6GA

Please notify us by email if you are sending your forms by post. Please mark envelopes 'Confidential', indicating that NQT assessment forms are enclosed. Forms submitted electronically do not need to be sent by post, unless they cannot be signed with an e-signature.

Newly Qualified Teacher induction training

For details of the comprehensive training programme for NQTs for 2018 to 2019, see the Pathfinder website.

Concerns about an NQT's performance

It is essential that the Appropriate Body is notified as soon as possible if there are any concerns regarding an NQT’s performance. If an extension to induction may be required this must be in agreement with the Appropriate Body.

Newly Qualified Teacher documents

Please note that you must submit forms for the current academic year, even if the NQT is completing induction across 2 academic years. For example, if an NQT started induction in 2017 to 2018, you must complete the 2018 to 2019 forms now. Full dates, (dd/mm/yy) must be given on ALL forms as the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) requires exact dates for their records.

We will accept assessment forms for 2018 to 2019 as follows:

  • 10 December 2018 to 18 January 2019
  • 25 March to 3 May 2019
  • 5 July to 19 July 2019

Please contact us if you are outside the CYC area and these dates are not convenient due to different term dates.

Useful downloads for NQT Induction Providers

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