Primary NQT Development Programme 2019/20

NQT Programme Overview

Our “Getting it Right From The Start” programme for Newly Qualified Teachers was first established in 2013 and since then almost 1000 NQT’s have successfully completed their induction through BTSA.  There are four elements to the programme that support schools and their NQT’s.

  • Network Launch Event – An Opportunity to meet other Newly Qualified Teachers and hear from inspirational speakers.
  • Regular CPD Sessions – Five half termly Hub sessions covering a range of themes linked to the Teacher Standards.
  • Appropriate Body Support – BTSA provide you with all the resources and support you need for successful NQT induction.
  • NQT Mentor Training – Supporting mentors in understanding the role and their responsibilities.

Please use the “toggles” below to see full details for our Primary NQT Development Programme 2019/12.

NQT CPD Sessions (click for details)

All sessions take place at Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy.

NQT Session 1 – What Works?

Thursday 7th November 2019 (8.45 – 11.45am)

What does research tell us about effective teaching and learning?

This session introduces research sources that encourage evidence informed practice.

Linked to Teacher Standard 4 – Looking at how to plan and teach well structured lessons..

NQT Session 2 – Top Marks

Thursday 9th January 2020 (8.45 – 11.45am)

How can formative assessment support pupil progress?

This session contains a range of practical ideas and strategies to take back in to the classroom.

Linked to Teacher Standard 6 – Make accurate and productive use of assessment.

NQT Session 3 – Pitch Perfect

Thursday 27th February 2020 (8.45 – 11.45am)

How can personalised differentiation lead to effective outcomes for all?

This session contains practical strategies to ensure challenge and engagement.

Linked to Teacher Standard 5 – Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.

NQT Session 4 – Inclusion

Thursday 30th April 2020 (8.45 – 11.45am)

How do we provide for the specific needs of a wide range of pupils?

The session looks at inclusion across the primary school and multi-agency working.  It provides teachers with a range of responses and proactive strategies to use with children.

Linked to Teacher Standard 5 – Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.

NQT Session 5 – Next Steps

Thursday 11th June 2020 (8.45 – 11.45am)

How do I keep the momentum going to develop as an outstanding teacher and potential leader?

The session explores career ambitions; professional pathways, CPD opportunities; professional development profiles and health and well being.

Linked to the standard for teachers’ professional development.

NQT Induction for Mentors (click for details)

NQT Induction for Mentors

How being a mentor supports your own development as a teacher and leader.

This session is suitable for anyone who is new to the role of NQT Mentor or would like to refresh their skills.

This session will explore:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Support and challenge
  • Observation and feedback
  • Giving difficult messages/dealing with concerns
  • Assessment points
  • Expectations from the Early Career Framework


  • Thursday 12 September 2019, 1:00pm – 3:30pm

All sessions take place at Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy.

Primary NQT Conference Programme (click for details)

Primary NQT Network Launch Event Programme

  • Date: Monday 16 September 2019
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Location: The Hub at Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, ST3 4TP
  • Conference Speaker: Jason Bangbala

This year’s launch event for primary NQTs is set to be inspiring, empowering and practical.

Setting the tone for the year ahead, the Primary NQT Conference will feature inspirational speakers, a programme introduction and information on surviving your NQT year.

Event content:

  • Behaviour session with expert Jason Bangbala
  • Programme introduction: Entitlement, support and an overview of induction
  • Surviving your NQT year: RQTs from the previous year share their stories and advice
  • Opportunities to meet and network collaboratively with other Newly Qualified Teachers

Jason Bangbala is a leading Educational Consultant, delivering his unique style of training to organisations across the UK. As well as training courses and consultancy work, he continues to be an active classroom practitioner. Before setting up his own training and consultancy business, Jason was a highly successful Classroom Teacher and Senior Manager in Secondary Education. His teaching experience has been based on working in challenging areas, challenging schools and with challenging pupils.

Recent NQT Programme Feedback (click for details)

“Hearing from the RQTs and how they overcame negative experiences last year was really useful.”

NQT Conference Attendee

“Really informative and easy ideas to put into practice back at school.”

NQT CPD Session Attendee

“I feel much more supported having attended and am informed of the expectations on me.”

NQT Induction for Mentors Attendee

“The behaviour management session was well delivered and very engaging. Useful to get prospective from RQTs!”

NQT Conference Attendee

“I feel I now have the knowledge needed to guide our NQTs effectively and am reassured that support and advice will be there if and when needed.”

NQT Induction for Mentors Attendee

“Experienced leaders delivering the messages with good pace and motivation. Lots of practical input, raising confidence in my ability to do the mentor role.”

NQT Induction for Mentors Attendee

“An enthusiastic and well informed session which included input from subject specialists. Good pace, in depth and varied delivery.”

NQT CPD Session Attendee

“Excellent expertise from Jason Bangbala. Supportive and reassuring advice on what to be prepared for in the year ahead.”

NQT Conference Attendee

You can choose to purchase the following elements of the programme separately:

  • Launch event: £100
  • Individual half day CPD sessions: £80 per session
  • NQT Appropriate Body: £240
  • Induction for mentors: £80

Alternatively, you can book the full NQT package at a cost of £675 per NQT.

To book your place(s), please either:

If completing the above paper booking form, please return by post to:

Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST3 4TP

You can also fax the form to (01782) 235 525.

Complete the online form (full package only)

If you are booking the full package, you can do so using the below online form.

If purchasing programme elements separately, please contact Josephine directly.

A booking confirmation will be sent via email following your booking.

Upon submission, you shall receive an email confirming your booking.

Please check your spam/junk folder and email if you do not receive this email.

If you have a question or need more information we’ll be happy to help | 01782 235 524

Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s Academy, Sussex Place, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 4TP

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