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NQT Induction Forms and Guides

Essential Documentation for NQT Induction:

Statutory guidance and documentation from the Department for Education (DfE) can be found here.


Registration Form

All NQTs must be registered with the Appropriate Body before their induction begins.

This Registration Form should be used to register your NQT(s).


Assessment Forms and Submission Dates

                                  Assessment Form Terms 1 and 2       Final Assessment Form


The submission dates for full-time NQTs starting their induction year in September 2016 are as follows:

NQT Induction Assessment Submission Date
Assessment 1 9th December 2016
Assessment 2 24th March 2017
Assessment 3 (Final assessment) 14th July 2017


Please send completed forms to Nqtinduction@bedford.gov.uk at the end of each term for NQTs on full time contracts. Part time NQTs should be assessed on a pro rata basis as detailed below.

NQTs on part time contracts will need to complete their induction over a longer period than the standard full time equivalent (3 terms). For example, an NQT on a 0.5FTE contract would need twice as long to complete their induction: 6 terms over a 2 year period.


Change of Details and Leaver Form

Please use this Change of Details Form at any point during the Induction period to provide details of any changes that have taken place in relation to your NQTs employment (changes to full-time or part-time contracts, length of contracts, information about appointments to another school, name changes or when returning from maternity leave).

If their personal details change, NQTs must also update the National College of Teaching and Learning (NCTL) using the Teacher Self-Service Portal

Please complete this Leaver Form if an NQT leaves your school prior to completion of the Induction Period.


Help with Induction Forms

Help Sheet for NQT Induction Forms - for Head teachers and Induction Tutors.

A tool for supporting NQT Induction (for NQTs and Induction Tutors). This can be used both to inform review and assessment meetings and to record progress. It is not statutory and can be adjusted to meet the schools’ needs.


Handbooks for Induction Tutors and NQTs produced by Bedford Borough Council

The Newly Qualified Teacher Handbook 2016-2017 - The essential guide to induction

The Induction Tutor Handbook 2016-2017 - The essential guide to induction


Career Entry and Development Profile

Career Entry and Development Profile - Guidance     Companion Guide - Career entry development profile


Guidance and Tips

Developing an Induction Policy for NQTs (Word) Useful steps - Setting up Lesson Observations (Word)
Induction Summary Timeline- Full time NQTs (PDF) Reducing the Induction Period (Word)
NQT Tips for getting started (Word) Prompts for Conducting Progress Reviews (Word)
Teachers' Standards Mapping Exercise (Word) Behaviour Management - Case Studies (Word)
Improving Teacher Training for Behaviour (PDF) - Produced by the Teaching Agency (now the NCTL). 
Suggested Questions to identify NQT training requirements (PDF)  


Templates and Examples

Example of an Action Plan (Word)    Induction Tutor Session Record (PDF)
Lesson Observation Form    Log Record of Observations and Meetings 2016-2017
NQT at risk of not meeting the standards (Word) Record of 10% release time (Word)
NQT Mentoring Session - Weekly Agenda (Word)     NQT Mentoring Session (Word)
NQTs Personalised Induction Programme - (PDF) Planning Induction Programme - Structured Plan (PDF)
Preparing for Progress Review Meetings (Word)  Recording Review Meetings Form (Word)


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