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NQT contract

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by mswisdom, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. mswisdom

    mswisdom New commenter

    I would like to find out if your an NQT do you only get one year contract? Thereafter look for another job?
  2. 50sman

    50sman Lead commenter

    It depends on the school
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  3. 50sman

    50sman Lead commenter

    By the way it is you’re an NQT as in you are,
  4. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    I got a one year contract. That didn't necessarily have to mean that I would need to apply for another job after one year. The school could choose to offer me a new contract, or not, depending how they felt about me and me about them.
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  5. celago22

    celago22 Established commenter

    The nqt year is a one year probationary period. You can take on a role that is permanent but if you were to fail the nqt year then the school wouldn't continue employing you. If you pass it then the school would just let your employment continue.
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  6. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    You should ask if there is a reason why the post is not a permanent contract. There may be reasons for a temporary contact, covering absence or budget constraints for example. In my experience the majority of NQT posts are permanent
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