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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 has not yet provided any further updates to statutory NQT induction following the PM’s announcement on Monday 4th January 2021.

The last update to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on statutory NQT induction was published in August 2020 and can be found here.

We can confirm that they have extended the period to 1st September 2021, during which NQT absences related to coronavirus (COVID-19) will not contribute towards the absence limit that would extend statutory induction, including school closures, sickness or self-isolation. Absences totalling 30 days or more that are not related to coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue to extend the induction period.
As some of you may be aware, when the pandemic began last academic year in March 2020, the DfE/TRA made it clear that those NQTs who were currently undertaking statutory induction could complete their induction as expected, provided they met the Teachers' Standards. We understand this will also be the case for the academic year 2020-2021.

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. 

Future NQT Assessment dates

  • Friday 4th December 2020
  • Friday 19th March 2021
  • Friday 9th July 2021

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: