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Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by birdonawire, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. You should have been having regular meetings ..... your first report must be due to the LA before Christmas so you and your mentor should have been regularly assessing your progress against standards and identifying where you need support.
  2. You cannot fail a term of the induction year.
  3. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    While it's likely your first report will say that you're not progressing towards meeting the core standards, that's not failing. As long as your following reports grade you are meeting the core standards, you'll be OK.
    Just be prepared for more paperwork, more targets, more observations and more meetings if you are at risk of not meeting the standards (Got that particular t-shirt...).
  4. I would add to the above posts by saying make sure you log everything like the fact you have only just started receiving support, etc. You need to make sure they implement strategies, such as a monitoring programme, to move your lessons on from inadequate. Sometimes analysis of why a lesson was judged to be inadequate can be quite painful to hear but I think the only way improvements can be made is by pinpointing specific targets to work on. You need to know exactly WHY & WHAT you could do in future. Also make sure you are noting down where evidence is to say you've met the standards.
    Remember, your school is supposed to be supporting you through this whole process.
    Don't give up!
  5. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    It's correct that you don't FAIL in terms one and two of Induction. You don't PASS either! You are assessed as being on target to meeting the standards by the end of the Induction period or not on target yet.
    It is possible to be 'not on target' in terms one and/or two and then go on to meeting the standards at the final hurdle by the end of term three.
    It's also possible to be 'on target' in terms one and/ or two and then FAIL overall in term three.
    Basically, term 3 is the only one where the verdict matters. FAIL at that one and you are barred from ever teaching in the State under 16 sector ever again.
    If anyone gets told in term 3 that they are unlikely to pass Induction, even if previous assessments have been encouraging, they should get Union support to get an early release from their contract BEFORE a term 3 assessment can be made and logged with the LA. They will 'bank' the first two termly assessments and will be free to start term 3 of Induction elsewhere.
    The OP needs to implement any guidance from the mentor and it is still possible to pull a 'making satisfactory progress towards meeting the standards' out of the bag before the end of term. All is not lost if that does not happen BUT extra support must be provided for you if you are logged as having identified weaknesses. Make sure that you get clear suppport and success criteria if that is the case.
  6. ..
    Has it been made clear to you exactly what you need to do to move into satisafactory? Are you primary or secondary?

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