All new NQTs can be registered with the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA) as the Appropriate Body for NQT Induction.
The contact details are as follows:
Named Contact: Geraldine Thomas
Named Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NQT Induction Administrator: Kate Baker
NQT Induction Administrator Email: email@example.com
Telephone: 01235 856500
NQT Manager Website: https://otsa.nqtmanager.com/Login.aspx
- Statutory guidance from the DfE on NQT inductions for headteachers, school staff and governing bodies
The NQT year is very important because it forms a vital bridge between initial teacher training and continuing professional development in school. The school has a duty provide an induction programme which should include:
- an induction tutor
- well targeted support
- monitoring of your progress against the Teachers' Standards
- 10% NQT time
- 10% PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) time
The induction year must consist of one academic year (six school terms in Oxfordshire). For a part-time NQT, the period is calculated pro rata thus an NQT who works 0.5 would have an induction of 12 terms.