Our highly commended NQT programme is now in its fourth year. We have trained 125 NQTs from 41 different schools from across the city and beyond. The networking and support that this programme can offer your NQT has been a key strength. Our 2017/18 programme will be run in 2 separate cohorts (*numbers permitting) to allow schools with more than 1 NQT to participate without the issue of cover being a barrier or if you prefer, the chance for them to attend together. The choice is up to you. 


Here is what some of our 206/17 NQTs had to say about the programme:

"It has been great to talk to other NQTs who are at the same point in their career as me. I am not on my own!"

"The residential was great. The hotel was gorgeous and the timing was perfect. The advice and learning I have taken from this event has really helped me"

"the time to reflect and learn away from the pressure of school"

"I have taken away so many practical ideas and strategies from this course, it will make me a better teacher"


Our year long programme has been designed by a team of NLEs, SLEs and experienced Head Teachers from across our Alliance. The course content is based around the Teacher Standards and covers areas such as:

  • Inspirational Reading
  • Marking Assessment and Target Setting
  • Writing, English and Maths
  • A 2 residential held at the Hotel La Tour on behaviour management from educational experts
  • Next Steps post NQT

About the Programme

The first year in teaching is a make or break year for qualified teachers so as a Head you will want to ensure that you are able to effectively support the induction of new entrants into the profession joining your school in September.

Now in its fourth year, the CPTSA NQT programme provides high quality training and development led and inspired by a team made up of National Leaders in Education (NLEs), Head Teachers of OFSTED outstanding schools, educational experts and an experienced team of Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs).

The uniqueness of our programme has been enhanced further by the NQTs themselves. Each training event is evaluated and the feedback utilised to shape the programme and will continue to drive the content for our 2017/18 programme. This approach has ensured that our NQT programme not only meets the needs of the first year of teaching but has been shaped by NQTs themselves. Each of the sessions are designed to respond to the demands of an NQT covering areas such as behaviour management, reading, writing and maths, dealing with SEN, leadership and dealing with key stakeholders such as TAs, parents and other professionals.

We understand the key role a mentor plays in the first year of teaching and how having a structured approach can benefit both the NQT and the mentor. We are offering all NQT mentors a training session to further develop this. Further details to follow shortly.

Our Aims:

  • To  facilitate  and develop an NQT  support network outside of the NQT’s school
  • To support NQTs in their first year of teaching by offering a varied and diverse programme of events addressing key current demands
  • To explore  and offer unique ways of  meeting the Teacher Standards through working in both phase specific groups and cross phase teams
  • Engagement and support for  mentors with additional mentor specific training available both in the summer and in the autumn term
  • To fully engage your NQT in a programme that will build upon capability and inspire them to become the best they can be

Cost and Booking

We are delighted to announce we have frozen the cost of the NQT programme for the last four years. The cost per delegate is £1300. 

If you would like to book a place on this exciting programme, please email enquiry@cptsa.co.uk for further details

**Please note, we will be taking bookings for our new NQT programme from March 2017. The course will commence in September 2017**


Events: CPD - NQT Programme

Information to follow in the autumn term.