Monday, 28 September 2015

Induction Checklist for NQTs

If the answer to any of the questions below is NO then, as a newly qualified NUT member, you should discuss the matter with your NUT representative in the first instance. Ask a colleague if you are unsure who your representative is. If there is no NUT representative in your workplace, in England you should contact NUT Adviceline (020 3006 6266 or nutadviceline@nut.org.uk)

The Checklist:
  • Have you passed all of the QTS Skills Tests
  • Have you been assigned an induction tutor ?
  • Have you been encouraged to be involved in planning your induction programme?
  • Have you been provided with a schedule for all your induction activities, including observations, professional reviews of progress, targeted professional development activities and formal assessment meetings?
  • Do you receive copies of all written records relating to your assessment?
  • Have you been given the name of someone at the appropriate body with whom you can raise concerns about your induction?
  • Are you satisfied with the content and/or delivery of your induction programme?
  • Do you receive your entitlement to a reduced teaching load? The STPCD states you must not teach for more than 90 per cent of the time of other main pay range teachers (without responsibility points) in the school. Is this in addition to your 10 per cent PPA time?
  • Are you receiving your salary on time, in accordance with your instructions?
  • Have you seen your job description? Do you feel it is reasonable?
  • Are you teaching the age range and/or subjects for which you have been employed to teach?
  • If you are teaching any particularly difficult classes, have you been provided with additional support?
  • Are you on a permanent contract?
  • If you are working as a supply teacher in England, with a contract of a term or more, has your head teacher agreed in advance that the period of your employment will count towards induction?
  • Have you received full advice about the school, your contract of employment, timetable, induction support arrangements and all relevant school policies?
  • Do you feel confident that you know what is expected of you during your induction period?
  • Do you have easy access to a copy of the  Department for Education statutory guidance on induction?

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