NQT programme overview
The Learners First primary NQT programme has been designed to complement in-school CPD and support for NQTs. It has been organised into core themes and will be delivered through a series of face to face sessions design by a range of Specialist Leaders of Educations (SLEs) and lead practitioners. The programme has been organised into several groups to accommodate numbers and NQTs should select their preferred group on application (first choice preferences will be accommodated where possible). NQTs are required to attend all sessions for their chosen group across the programme. There will be intercessional tasks connecting the modules and face to face events and NQTs should have the support on an in-school mentor to maximise the impact of the programme on their practice and outcomes for children.
NQT Programme 2017/18 - dates, times and venues
NQT programme bookings
Bookings should be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating the name, school and email address of the NQT and their preferred group.
Through this module, NQTs will also consider different approaches and styles of teaching and understand more about their personal preferences. They will be supported to reflect upon their own practice to identify strengths and areas for development and consider appropriate strategies to enhance their effectiveness and contribution as classroom teachers.
Creating a Positive Climate for Learning
The module focusses on effective behaviour management to ensure a good, positive and safe learning environment is established and maintained for all learners. NQTs will consider issues relating to the management of pupils’ behaviour and how to promote good behaviour for learning within their own classroom. Through active participation and facilitated discussion, NQTs will also consider different approaches to creating a positive climate for learning and how this is realised within the classroom including: communicating the school’s vision and ethos; the curriculum; effective staff and pupil relationships; positive pupil engagement and behaviour; and the learning environment.
Understanding Learning and Progress
NQTs will learn how to adapt their teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils, with particular reference to their current classes and school context. They will also be supported to consider the use of different sources of data and evidence and reflect upon the practice within their current school.
Delivering High Quality Subject Teaching
This module promotes good progress and outcomes for all learners and explores good subject and curriculum knowledge with a strong focus on literacy (including phonics) and numeracy. However, throughout the module NQTs will also explore a range of subject areas and phases. Working in key stage specific groups related to their current teaching role, NQTs will further extend their understanding of the expectations within their key stage, enhance their subject and curriculum knowledge and learn how to identify outstanding teaching and learning.
Raising Attainment for All Groups of Learners
NQTs will learn how data and evidence can be used effectively to improve pupil performance and how to deploy a range of strategies for improving outcomes for all pupils and ensure there are no underperforming cohorts. There will be a particular focus on ensuring the delivery of inclusive, quality first teaching. NQTs will also be supported to consider the effective use of tracking and intervention, effective engagement with other specialist professionals (such as SENCOs and teaching assistants), and the effective use of pupil progress meetings to enhance and accelerate learning and progress.
Enhancing Future Learning Environments
The module will explore the use of ‘new technologies’ and ICT and how these can be used to enhance teaching and learning within the classroom. NQTs will also consider and review a range of examples and approaches relating to how schools promote effective learning through the use of the environment and strategies such as enterprise, immersive learning and critique, to have a positive impact on learning, pupil progress and outcomes.