KTSA NQT Induction Programme 2020-2021 (Download the NQT programme advert here)

Kernow Teaching School Alliance (KTSA) are an Accredited Appropriate Body and have been running a successful NQT Induction and CPD Programme for the past three years. All NQTs need to be registered with an Appropriate Body within their first two weeks of starting with a school.

We recognise that now more than ever, that the transition from ITT to becoming an NQT is challenging. We have designed a programme that helps to ensure that all NQTs are provided with high quality support for both their mental health and wellbeing and ongoing topic led CPD at the start of their career!


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The programme includes the following:

  1. Registration 
  2. Quality assuring and processing assessments
  3. Induction day: including a half day of behaviour management training
  4. Online induction for school based mentors
  5. Six Reflective Sessions (1.30pm - 4.00pm on a half termly basis), led by expert practitioners 
  6. As part of our QA procedures, three school visits (one per assessment period), which includes a meeting with the mentor to review progress, paired observation and a review of the NQT file, including progress against action points
  7. Opportunity to network with other NQTs
  8. Access to KTSA Teach Meets
  9. Online and telephone support for schools and the NQT
  10. Additional support can be provided for individuals if needed e.g. coaching, but this may incur an additional cost



The Reflective Sessions:

17.09.20 Induction Session:

An introduction to the statutory NQT induction period. After the induction, NQTs will have a training session focussing on positive Behaviour. This session offers practical guidance for managing behaviour in the classroom including how to create a positive classroom context, setting expectations, teaching positive behaviour, responding to inappropriate behaviour and building good relationships.


23.10.20 Finding and keeping your presence in the classroom: 13.30pm-16.00pm
A practical workshop examining how voice, body language and frame of mind influence how teachers come across in the classroom and how they can be used to best effect. Strengths will be celebrated, areas for development worked on, by providing a series of exercises and practical tools that can be used directly back in the classroom.



04.12.20 Personal Resilience and Maintaining Your Own Well-Being: 13.30pm-16.00pm

This session will explore personal resilience skills and will highlight personal strengths and development aspects. It will cover approaches to help maintain a good work-life balance and effective time management approaches.


05.02.21 Developing a Community of Readers:

This session will look at different ways to create a positive classroom environment which promotes a love of reading both in school and at home.


26.03.21 Using Assessments to Inform Planning:13.30pm-16.00pm

 This session will provide the opportunities for individuals to explore how assessment and data can be used to inform planning in order to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.


21.05.21 Embedding Equality and Diversity across the Primary Curriculum: 13.30pm-16.00pm

Promoting equality and diversity in education is essential for both teachers and pupils. The aim is to create a classroom environment and curriculum where all pupils can thrive together and understand that individual characteristics make people unique and not ‘different’ in a negative way.


09.07.21 Planning and Developing Enquiry Based Learning through Science: 13.30pm-16.00pm

Scientific enquiry describes the processes and skills pupils should be taught and use, to find out more about the world and how it works. This training will provide you with the opportunity to explore how this can be successfully achieved in science lessons.


Would you like to know more?

Contact: Sonya Herbert – Programme Lead
Email: sherbert@kernowlearning.co.uk


How much will the programme cost?

The cost of the programme is £650 per NQT. A discounted rate is available for those who have completed 1 or 2 terms with another Appropriate Body.


How do I register my NQT?

To register your NQT on our programme, click here to download the registration form.