Our highly commended NQT programme is now in its fifth year. We have trained 148 NQTs from 45 different schools from across the city and beyond. The networking and support that this programme can offer your NQT has been a key strength. NQT 2018/19 Course Flyer


Here is what some of our 2017/18 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 course has been so useful on many levels"

"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 specialist team of system leaders and Head Teachers and is shaped by the NQTs themselves. The timing of the sessions have been planned during the academic year to avoid key dates in the school calendar and will be held at our training centre in Kings Heath.

  • Inspirational Reading
  • Marking Assessment and Target Setting
  • Writing, English and Maths
  • A 2 day residential held at the 4* Clayton Hotel, Birmingham City Centre on behaviour management from educational experts
  • Full day Maths (All Key Stages and SEN)
  • 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 fifth 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 2018/19 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 five years. The cost per delegate is £1300. (Discount for multiple bookings and repeat customers) Please see our website for terms and conditions

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


Events: CPD - NQT Programme

Information to follow in the autumn term.