Hi James, I'm trying to clarify the difference between an NQT's rights in the independent sector and at a state academy. Independents, I know, do not have to offer Induction to an NQT (after all, they can employ anyone they like under any terms that are agreed). However, most do offer it and, where they do, the Independent schools' induction panel requires the school to offer the 10% timetable reduction and enforces other elements such as atttendance at training days, mentor support & and induction tutor. What must Academies do? Do they have the choice, as Independents do, to offer Induction or not? And if they do (or must) offer induction, must they provide the 10% timetable reduction? Thanks.