School Standards Service – Early Career Teachers Service
Working in partnership with schools to support the enrichment of early career teachers’ skills to retain teachers, improve teaching and raise standards.
The Early Career Teachers’ Service (formerly the NQT Induction Service), working together with schools, will support the development of early career teachers to get the best possible start in the profession from newly qualified through to their fifth year of teaching.
Our journey with early career teachers begins as we build on the foundation of their initial teacher training as we discharge our statutory appropriate body duties for NQT induction.
Following the successful completion of NQT induction we continue with a programme of professional development to provide early career teachers with the enhanced knowledge, skills and tools to grow and succeed in the profession
Key benefits to schools:
- Acting as the appropriate body, schools’ induction processes will be quality assured to ensure that they meet statutory requirements
- Schools will be provided with up-to-date advice and guidance
- Access to a structured approach to professional development for early career teachers to support schools in their development and retention of staff through the critical years from NQT induction through to Year 5
- Training and networking opportunities for NQT induction tutors and induction mentors
- Networking opportunities for early career teachers from NQT induction and beyond
- Designated named contact
- Access to a secure online website for NQT registration and submission of NQT assessment reports
- Portfolio of induction documentation
The Early Career Teachers’ Service will provide schools with a personal and accessible service offering advice, information, training, support and guidance on all aspects of an early career teacher’s journey through the profession. Acting as the appropriate body for NQT induction, Brighter Futures for Children will:
- fulfil its statutory responsibilities in accordance with the NQT induction regulations
- regularly quality assure schools NQT induction provision
- verify NQT status, register new NQTs and maintain NQT records accordingly with the Teaching Regulation Agency
- ensure reports to the Teaching Regulation Agency are undertaken within the specified timescales
- make the final decision about the satisfactory completion of an induction period based on the headeacher’s recommendation
- determine and agree with the headteacher if an extension/reduction to the statutory induction period is applicable
- provide induction tutors and NQTs with induction training and documentation
- provide NQTs and induction tutors with a named contact
- advise schools of any legislative change to induction
- provide telephone and email support access to an online website for the registration of NQTs and submission of NQT assessment reports
- provide a programme of professional development for early career teachers which is linked to the Early Career Framework and designed to build confidence, strengthen practice, enhance and develop the necessary skills for career development as teachers progress from NQT induction to Year 5 in the profession
This is an annual service which will be invoiced 50% at the end of the summer term and 50% at the end of the autumn term. Any additional costs will be invoiced at the end of the financial year.
Standard terms and conditions apply.