NQT Training 2017-18

location - various tba

3 October 2017

This is the package training from the Wessex Group for NQTs, spanning the first year. As well as the useful, informative and professionally delivered content, the NQTs are immediately part of a network of like-minded individuals who they are likely to meet again in their careers within and outside the Wessex Group of colleges. This network can be a great support group for them, especially in this first year.

Last year the response to the NQT induction programme from the delegates was ‘good’ and ‘excellent’ and we will be tweaking content to reflect feedback. Just to give you a flavour of the types of areas we cover

Day 1: How to survive the first few months of teaching – practical tips about lesson planning. Content to include:

  • Basic lesson planning in reality
  • Students today – things you may face in the next few years; resilience / mental health issues (NOT safeguarding)
  • Introduction to the network
  • What’s working; sharing ideas; curriculum priorities
  • Ex-NQT insight
  • Supporting students who need help with their learning
  • Survival guide to lesson observation
  • Effective marking, assessment and feedback
  • Good Ideas for the Classroom
  • Creative Teaching and Learning Techniques for AFL
  • Maximising Time

Day 2: Managing Classroom Behavior

Day 3: Covering

  • Review and next steps; positive ways of starting next term; sharing techniques
  • Performance management – how data is used
  • Improving classroom performance – tips and good practice
  • What we have learned about linear A levels

Day 4: Covering

  • Career and professional development
  • Professional reflection – how to keep it up
  • What does a grade one lesson look like?
  • Improving attendance

Booking must be done via your college Staff Development Officer asap and at latest by the closing date of Tuesday, 19th September 2017.  Joining instructions and confirmation of a place will take place soon after that date.

NQT Induction 2017/18 Programme dates

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Wednesday 6th December 2017

 Wednesday 21st February 2017 (half day)  

Monday 25th June 2017 (half day) 


Please contact your Staff Development Officer to book this course.

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