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Be Aware of Induction

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by welshwizard, Mar 2, 2016.

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  1. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Any NQT needs to be prepared for their teaching role.
    This includes be aware of what induction is and the responsibilities both on schools and yourself.

    It is statutory- there is a legal framework that anyone involved in induction needs to be aware of and follow the guidelines. The Statutory Guidance is on the DFE website
    This dictates the levels of support ,reduced timetable and arrangements for monitoring.

    There has to be 2 organisations involved in the arrangement and the monitoring of the quality of induction. The school and the Appropriate Body. An Appropriate Body is the organisation chosen by the school to work with on induction these can be an LA, Teaching Schools, A National organisation for induction NIPT, (ISTIP -for independent sector). There has to be a named contact in the Appropriate Body to receive complaints and sort out issues.

    Induction is THREE TERMS FOR A REASON. You do not fail or pass individual terms- the termly formal reports chart your progress and help identify where new targets and clarify if there are issues to address. It is a development process - most NQTs require improvement in some aspect of their teaching- otherwise they would be achieving the teaching standards at the same level as an experienced teacher.

    Dialogue between you and your mentor is the whole basis of induction. Be proactive in identifying areas for development and push if you are not getting the support or clear feedback about your teaching performance.

    Induction cannot be repeated- only extended if there are mitigating circumstances which is why it is so important to get it working from the start.

    The vast majority of induction is completed successfully and there are many, many schools where induction is of a high quality. Where it falls short you need to challenge what is being provided and take the appropriate action.
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