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Newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction

Barnet acts as the appropriate body for NQT induction.
The appropriate body has the main quality assurance role within the induction process and it is responsible for ensuring that schools are aware of, and can meet, the requirements for NQT Induction set out in the statutory guidance.


The Appropriate Body service covers

  • advice and guidance for induction tutors and NQTs
  • quality assurance of reports and induction arrangements
  • access to NQT manager including resources, training and support
  • training for new and existing induction tutors
  • regular newsletters and updates
  • school visits from NQT lead adviser to new subscribers
  • half-day visits to schools where NQTs may be struggling.


NQT induction training programme

The optional training programme includes:

  • comprehensive programme to address the challenges for teachers during induction
  • highly experienced subject and phase-
  • specific tutors
  • networking opportunities for NQTs with experienced colleagues and each other
  • events programme to support NQT development and increase retention
  • many elements also appropriate and useful for School Direct teachers, overseas trained teachers, and others new to teaching.


Narrowing the gap focus training for NQTs in secondary settings

Three half-day sessions:

  • data for learning
  • literacy across the curriculum

- reading
- writing.

Access to Narrowing the Gap focus training is provided free of charge to schools subscribing to the Appropriate Body through registration on NQT Manager

Case Studies


For more information contact
John Paxton
NQT Induction Lead
020 8359 6363


  • “Excellent range of training and extremely good value for money. NQTs feel supported. Feedback is good from NQTs.”
    From 2017 Satisfaction survey
  • “The range of expertise and availability of advisers in Barnet is excellent. The range of courses offered is also excellent and they are of high quality, enabling NQTs to bring good practice back to school.”
    From 2017 Satisfaction survey
  • “Excellent communication, CPD and support.”
    From 2017 Satisfaction survey