Hello Theo, and also anyone else who may be able to help. I put in an application for an independent school (primary) yesterday, after hearing that NQTs can do their induction year there. Today, I was reading through a couple of books on Amazon about the NQT year, and one has mentioned that if the independent school is a primary, then its curriculum must meet "National Curriculum requirements." If not, then I cannot serve induction in one. The school I applied for does not base its teaching on the National Curriculum at all, and has its own private plan. That said, the school did say it has supported NQTs on induction before, so I am a bit confused! Many thanks for your help.