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NQT year

Discussion in 'Primary' started by tomjohn1, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. tomjohn1

    tomjohn1 New commenter

    Has anyone done their NQT year by teaching one day a week? How long did it take you? Thank you.
  2. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    As a teacher is contracted to work 195 days a year then I would have thought it would take 195 weeks or nearly 4 years. However as you are supposed to have NQT non contact time I would imagine that it will take longer than that. I certainly have not heard of anyone doing it so slowly.

    Whether it would be allowed is questionable.
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    If an NQT is working a 0.2 contract, then presumably it will take 5 times longer than full time to complete the year, ie 5 years. However it is unlikely that an NQT would keep such a contract for 5 years, so things may well change for them in that time. Also you can be signed off early if doing very well, so a school may take that option.

    Also said NQT would need to prove they have been responsible for progress and attainment of a class, which would be tricky if they only teach one day a week.

    Maybe speak to the NQT team at the LA and see what they advise?

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