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NQTs and RQTs

We support NQTs and RQTs in 2 ways...



Appropriate Body

All NQTs must be registered with an appropriate body who is responsible for quality assuring the NQT induction process.  

In line with our statutory duties we will:


- provide, collate and submit all appropriate assessment documentation

- provide a named contact at HCTS admin support:

- provide a named contact for NQT/induction support - Lesley Stocks

- keep schools up to date and informed of changes to legislation 


In addition HCTS offers 

-swift personalised support by experienced teachers 

- Induction event and regular termly induction tutor support led by experienced teachers


NQT Induction documentation and resources can be found at the bottom of this page




NQT Training Programme 2017-2018


 NQT and Mentor Welcome Event - Wednesday 13th September 2017

The welcome event is an opportunity for NQTs and Induction Tutors to network and receive an update of the latest statutory requirements

3.00pm-5.30pm - NEW Mentors - Book your place here

4.00pm -4.30pm - Refreshments

4.30pm - 5.30pm - NQTs - Book your place here

4.30pm - 5.30pm - ALL Mentors - Book your place here


Session1 - Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Building Relationships and Managing Behaviour


 Book your place on to Session 1


Session 2 - Wednesday 6th December 2017 - The Teaching Sequence and the Importance of the curriculum


Book your place on to Session 2


Session 3 - Tuesday 6th February 2018 - Assessment, Marking and the Importance of Books


Book your place on Session 3


Session 4 - Wednesday 7th March 2018 - Depth, Literacy and Numeracy


Book your place on Session 4


Session 5 - Tuesday 5th June 2018 - RQT Transition (including Subject Leadership)


Book your place on Session 5


Session 6 - NQT Conference - Thursday 12th July 2018 (Lunch included)


Click here to book on the conference

 To book your place on the sessions, please choose NQT under CPD and Courses or click the relevant links




RQT Support Programme 2017-2018 


This programme is designed to build a learning network based upon working with our SLEs, observing them teach and the use of lesson studies. 

It also it also offers access to our unique Professional Partner Programme. 

This allows each RQT bespoke support from a named, experienced senior leader within our member schools.  Access to this opportunity will be ongoing throughout the year.

 Click here to book on the RQT Programme 2017/18


Session 1 – Friday 29th September 2017 

Building a Network and Learning Community. Establishing the lesson study triads and focus. Planning for the first lesson study visit. Setting up Professional Partners


Session 2 - October/November 2017

In school triad visit.

½ triad visit incorporating the first lesson study and focussed evaluation


  Session 3 – Thursday 8th February 2018

Deepening learning in action in Maths. Observing an SLE colleague from KS1/2 and FSU (Helen Wadsworth and Anna Howard), feedback, analysis and evaluation.

Questioning and Effective Feedback

Best use of TAs

Feedback on the first lesson study and planning the second session


 Session 4 - Feb/March 2018

In school triad visit 

½ day triad visit incorporating the second lesson study and focused evaluation.


Session 5 – Friday 27th April 2018 

 Deepening learning in action in Literacy. Observing and SLEs colleagues from KS1/KS2 and FSU (Paula Scowan and Anna Howard), feedback, analysis and evaluation.

Data analysis

Career development

Feedback on the second lesson study and planning the second session


Session 6 - May/June 2018

In school triad visit

½ day triad visit incorporating the third lesson study and focussed evaluation.

Planning for the feedback/celebration event


 Session 7 – Friday 29th June 2018 

Feedback on the overall findings of the lesson study, debrief and ways forward.


 Session 8 – Thursday 12th July 2018 (lunch included)

RQT Conference

12.30 - 4.30pm

Speaker: Jonathan Lear


All RQTs will be supported by their own Professional Partner.

The focus of the RQT year is to build a professional learning community through the development of triad visits.

 Click here to book on the RQT Programme 2017/18


NQT & RQT Resources



View our Events Page to find upcoming NQT/RQT conferences and events.