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NQT year. How much of my timetable needs to be in my specialist subject?

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by ee_hale, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. I am currently in my GTP year, and am starting to get a little panicked about finding a job for my NQT year. Is it possible to teach two or more subjects (those that are not the subject I have been trained in) and still pass my NQT year? How much of my timetable will need to be in my specialist subject?
    I am a really flexible teacher- I can think of 5 other subjects that I have long term experience of covering when I was a cover supervisor. I would like the variety and the challenge, but just need some clarification on this matter.
    Can anyone help? Especially keen to hear from you if you have been in the same situation. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. I am currently in my GTP year, and am starting to get a little panicked about finding a job for my NQT year. Is it possible to teach two or more subjects (those that are not the subject I have been trained in) and still pass my NQT year? How much of my timetable will need to be in my specialist subject?
    I am a really flexible teacher- I can think of 5 other subjects that I have long term experience of covering when I was a cover supervisor. I would like the variety and the challenge, but just need some clarification on this matter.
    Can anyone help? Especially keen to hear from you if you have been in the same situation. Thanks.[​IMG]
     
  3. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    You don't have to do any of your Induction year in your specialist subject although, obviously, it will be far easier to complete the year teaching a familiar subject where you have tried and tested lessons in your repetoire and know the NC requirements for the subject.
    If you have no alternative but to accept Induction work that involves teaching another specialism, you should be aware that no allowance is made it not being your specialism. You are required to meet the same minimum standards expected of someone who has trained specifically in that area.
     
  4. Lovely. Thanks for the advice.
     
  5. Under current regulations you can undertake induction in a subject or subjects that are not part of your specialist training, but there is no allowance given for this during assessments; that is if you are not making sufficient progress then you cannot cite the fact that it is not your specialist subject and that is the reason foir the lack of progress. If you do other subjec ts, ensure that the school makes provision for any extra help or training that you may need to be successful in that (those) subjects.
    The Sage
     

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