TEAM Teaching School Alliance will provide the quality assurance of the statutory induction arrangements to enable all NQTs to be provided with support in the first year of teaching.
The national regulations for inducting NQTs require schools to enlist a recognised professional body to quality assure the NQT induction process. Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority are keen for services such as the NQT Quality Assurance to move into a school led system and as such are pleased to inform schools that our 2 Teaching Schools are now in a position to offer this service. However, if there are any schools that want to commission the Local Authority to provide NQT Induction, then they can still carry out this service. However, they will only be providing the basic statutory Appropriate body checks and support and will NOT be offering the training programme as in the previous years.
Schools can therefore choose to purchase their Quality Assurance from the following appropriate bodies:
- Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority
- TEAM Teaching School Alliance
- Tauheedul Trust
The aim of this offer is to give schools the opportunity to provide the independent scrutiny and guidance to ensure statutory standards are achieved and maintained throughout the NQT induction period.
TEAM Teaching School Alliance in partnership with BWD will also be offering a training package of 6 twilights; 1 per half term at an additional cost.