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Lincolnshire Teaching Schools Together

NQT Induction & Support

NQT guidance and information during the Covid 19 pandemic

All Lincolnshire Appropriate Bodies have written to all Headteachers, Induction Tutors and NQTs to inform them that The Department for Education and Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) have today (1st May 2020) updated the guidance that was first published on Wednesday 1st April 2020 – click here 

The TRA will be making regulatory changes that, subject to parliamentary agreement, will mean that NQTs absent for reasons related to the current COVID-19 public health emergency will not have their induction period automatically extended.

Current arrangements state that ad-hoc absences totalling 30 days or more automatically extends induction by the aggregate number of days absent. However, they intend to amend the regulations to ensure that any absence related to the current COVID-19 public health emergency, including school closures, sickness or self-isolation, will not count towards this limit.

This means that NQTs who are currently undertaking statutory induction can complete their induction this academic year as expected, provided they meet the Teachers' Standards.

To see the letter that has been sent out and the associated documents please see the bottom of this page where copies can be downloaded. 

NQT Induction

The following Teaching Schools are Appropriate Bodies for NQT Induction – use the links below to access the relevant areas on their own websites:

NQT Support

The Teaching Schools also offer support programmes for NQTs – these are in addition to the support for induction. 

More information can be found using the links below: 

Primary 

Secondary