BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN LOCAL AUTHORITY 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 we can still carry out this service. However, the LA 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
Please note that TEAM Teaching School Alliance are prohibited from carrying out the appropriate body checks for NQTS who have been trained by TEAM School Direct and as such, the Quality Assurance must be purchased from Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority or Tauheedul Trust.