This programme has been designed to support new professionals with the opportunity to gain experience in meeting the Teachers Standards. The NQT programme offers both subject specific and core elements, all of which are delivered by subject specialists.
The NQT programme is currently free of charge to all Gloucestershire secondary schools.
The programme is made up of:
- Subject Specific elements led by an experienced Subject Tutor
- School based visits by an experienced Subject Tutor
- An annual conference
- A range of courses on core elements of school life such as behaviour management
As well as valuable opportunities to learn from experienced colleagues, the programme allows NQTs to network with colleagues in other schools, allowing the exchange of ideas and resources.
The following table shows you the time commitment of the programme at a glance:
|Subject Specific Session||Autumn Term||1/2 day|
|School Based Visit||Agreed between tutor and NQT||1/2 day|
|NQT Teaching Conference||January||1 day|
|Managing Behaviour||Throughout the academic year||1/2 day|
|SEN||Spring and Summer Terms||2 x 1/2 days|
|Subject Visit||Agreed between tutor and NQT||1/2 day|
Subject Specific Sessions
These sessions will be led by a subject specialist during the Autumn term, usually at the Adfecto offices between 1:30pm – 4:30pm. This session will give NQTs an overview of the full programme, the opportunity to network with subject colleagues and to develop planning for the forthcoming events with the Subject Tutor. To book your place on the subject session please select your NQT subject page from the left-hand menu and follow the booking link.
The Subject Tutor will visit you at your school for observation and feedback. This is intended to be entirely supportive and is not part of a formal NQT assessment. A suitable date will be agreed between the Subject Tutor and NQT during the initial subject session.
NQT Teaching Conference
A full-day conference in which several experienced practitioners have been invited to lead on a variety of topics. To book your place on the NQT Teaching Conference please select NQT Conference from the left-hand menu and follow the booking link.
A half-day of support with behaviour management strategies and the opportunity for additional one to one coaching in school. To book your place on the Managing Behaviour session please select Managing Behaviour from the left-hand menu and follow the booking link.
Two half-day sessions designed to develop and share knowledge about Special Educational Needs. These sessions are delivered by specialists from Gloucestershire Educational Psychology Service. To book your place on the SEN session please select SEN from the left-hand menu and follow the booking link.
Subject visit to another school
The opportunity for all subject NQTs to visit either their Subject Tutor’s school or another host school.