For 2020/2021 we’ve made some changes to our NQT and early career progression programme.  We know what a challenging time it has been for the academic year 2019/2020 and have designed something to help support new teachers. 

We have decided that our professional development package for NQTs will be underpinned by the Early Career Framework designed by the Government. This Framework has been designed to support NQT and early career teacher’s professional development. Moving forward the Government wants a two-year support programme for newly qualified teachers from 2021 and we want our programme to underpin that and start from now.

For 2020-2021 we will be offering training in the following areas:

  • behaviour management
  • pedagogy
  • curriculum
  • assessment
  • professional behaviours
  • maths
  • literacy
  • questioning – stretch and challenge
  • SEND
  • first steps into subject leadership

This year our training programme will be a blended learning approach which will include online presentations and some face to face sessions, when safe to do so.

As part of our programme our NQT/RQT teachers will also be offered:

  • 2 individual coaching sessions
  • A visit to observe a lead professional


Meeting 1 – via TEAMs 2.30pm-4.00pm Wednesday 16th September

Meeting 2 – via TEAMs 2.30-4.00pm Wednesday 30th September

Meeting 3 – Wednesday 4th November

Meeting 4 – Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Meeting 5 – Wednesday 24th March

Meeting 6 – Wednesday 23rd June

Times and whether the meetings will be remote via TEAMs or face to face will be confirmed closer to the time.  However, all sessions will be in the afternoon of those dates.

The 2 coaching sessions will be booked with individual teachers.

The visit to a lead professional will be confirmed later in the academic year.


The cost of this course will be £500 to include appropriate body for NQTs.

The cost for RQTs is £350.

Any NQT/RQT booked on to the course in 2019/2020 is invited to carry on this year with no extra cost.

To find out more about out NQT programme please contact us.