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NQT induction

Changes to NQT induction

From September 2021, NQTs will be known as Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and will have a new, two-year induction known as the Early Career Framework. This will be delivered by the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub and you can read more about it on their website here.

Our Appropriate Body services (and those of others across Sheffield and Rotherham) will also be under the umbrealla of the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub. You can read more about this on their website here.



STSA services until August 2021

STSA Appropriate Body provides a comprehensive package of training and support for schools who embark on Statutory Induction for their NQTs.

To register your NQTs please contact the Appropriate Body email at: or telephone us on 0114 235 7999.

NQT welcome event

Held in early September, this event is an opportunity for NQTs from across the STSA to meet and network. The Appropriate Body organises the event to clearly explain the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the process of Statutory Induction and to sign post NQT towards CPD. We invite the trade unions and partners from HE to explain their roles and give NQTs an opportunity to ask questions.

Induction tutor training

Sessions are held in July, September and November for Induction tutors and Head teachers to give them clear guidelines on their obligations under the Statutory Guidance for the Induction of NQTs.

July session

This session is designed for New Induction Tutors and Head Teachers who have appointed NQTs due to start in September.

September session

This is a catch up session is designed for New Induction Tutors and Head teachers

November session

This training session content will give:

  • specific guidance on the completion of assessment forms including the Appropriate Body's expectations  regarding the detail of comment against the Teaching Standards as well as the administrative detail and protocols.
  • guidance on effective monitoring of NQT performance and on the appropriate range of interventions to support NQT's in improving areas of their practice
  • guidance on the use the 'Cause for Concern' process:
    • when, why and how to submit a 'Course for Concern'
    • typical scenarios leading to a 'cause for concern'
    • the process arising from the submission of a 'cause for concern' including the roles of the school, appropriate body, NQT and professional association
    • possible outcomes of the 'cause for conern' process
    • opportunities will be provided for colleagues to share questions, concerns and issues from current practice.

Feedback on the evaluation forms for these events were very positive:

“Very useful to discuss and gain an overview of the processes involved.”

“A lot of support and guidance to help support NQT and guidance for next steps”

“Good clear guidance on the expectations of the role of NQT Induction Tutor.” 

“Great to meet with others doing role.  Resources/hand-outs really useful”


The Appropriate Body also provides NQT training and development alongside the statutory induction. You can register your NQTs now for our programmes by contacting