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From GTP to NQT

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by jubilee, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Where adverts specify that NQTs are welcome to apply, it's a coded message that they are looking to take on the cheapest suitable candidate. Those teachers at the top of the payscale will take note and will probably not waste their time applying.
    If they make no specific reference to NQTs and it's a mainscale teaching vacancy, any teacher can apply as well as those who expect to be qualified by the time the job starts.
    There are a few (very few) opportunities to complete Induction abroad. It needs to ba something like aForces school in specific places, where the UK National Curriculum is followed. Check out www.tda.gov.uk and put Induction in the search box.
    Most of the students on my PGCE course were applying for jobs in the Spring term of their training year, for a September start.
    Normally, you will officially be qualified in the August of your training year. In the June GTP and PGCE students hear from their ITT provider whether they are being recommended for QTS but the ITT provider does not confer the qualification. As long as you have passed all the Skills tests and have been recommended as meeting standards by your ITT provider, you will get QTS over the smmer break.
    For those who apply for jobs whilst still in training, one referee should be their ITT provider adn the reference will no doubt indicate whether they expect you to pass the training.

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