NQT Programme : “From Curriculum Deliverers to Skills Builders”


  • We are proud to have trained 195 NQTs from 53 schools over the past 7 years
  • 70% of our bookings are repeat business from schools who regularly engage with us
  • We have run our NQT programme since 2013 and have constantly adapted content in response to feedback and the challenging educational landscape
  • The programme for this year will be an online offering in response to the fluid nature of the Covid 19 virus and the impact on schools.
  • The sessions will be online and will be led by an experienced practitioner and facilitator(s)
  • We are offering a mentor training session for new and experienced mentors before the main programme starts. This will cover looking after NQTs in these turbulent times.


We are running our highly commended NQT programme again this year albeit in a new online format. The programme has been adapted for online delivery and will be facilitated sessions led by experienced practitioners.

The first years of teaching are crucial for newly qualified teachers and as a Head or a Principal you will want to ensure that you are accessing a programme that will efficiently support the induction of new entrants into the profession.

Cost - £599 per NQT or £699 if you would like to register your NQT with us as we are now an Appropriate Body (Normal cost per NQT is £150)


For more details and booking please contact Ali Fisher on alifisher@cptsa.co.uk


About the Programme

Programme Overview


Overview of programme and Mentor Training

Date: Thursday 24th September

Time : 4.00- 5.00pm

Online Training


Session 1 - Setting High Expectations

Date: Thursday 8th October 2020

Time: 1.30 - 4.00pm

Well-being, motivation and impact upon pupil behaviour

Teachers as role models

Effective relationships with colleagues, parents and children

Effective primary classrooms

Teacher resilience

Investment in following research (Research Portfolio)


Session 2 - Effective Behaviour Management

Date:Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Time: 1.30 - 4.00pm

Routines and rules = effective learning

SEN and creating inclusive environment


Effective relationships (Consistency, care…)

Developing a culture of trust and productivity


Session 3 - The Journey to Good Progress

Date: Thursday 14th January 2021

Time: 1.30 – 4.00pm

Long term memory and working memory (spaced practice, repeated learning)

Development of Knowledge progression

Learning styles variation/ Growth mindset

Sequencing lessons to good effect (Intelligent planning)

Developing independent learning


Session 4 - Subject Knowledge = Curriculum Knowledge

Date: Thursday 4th February 2021

Time: 1.30 – 4.00pm 

Using resources effectively

Role of published material in the classroom (Schemes)

Peer Lesson study for development of skills and knowledge


Importance of language and vocabulary development

KS related workshop


Session 5 - Effective Lesson Structures (Maths Focus)

Date: Tuesday 9th March 2021

Time: 1.30 – 4.00pm 

Effective Lesson Structures

Meta-cognition and self-regulation

Effective questioning developing deeper thinking

Mastery models

From Scaffolding to independence

Abstract/ Concrete and pictorial experiences

How pupils demonstrate learning


Session 6 - Adapting the Learning (SEN)

Date: Tuesday 27th April 2021

Time: 1.30 – 4.00pm 

Making formative assessment (Assessment of Learning- 3 boxes)

SEN barriers to learning

SEND Code of Practice

Adaptive teaching- high expectations for all

Flexible/ fluid groupings- engagement and motivation

Myths around learning styles

Managing interventions (stopping when not effective)


Session 7 - Making use of Assessment

Date: Thursday 10th June 2021

Time: 1.30 – 4.00pm 

High quality feedback- regulation

Using assessment data productively- if not don’t do it!

Low stake testing of retained knowledge and skills

Impact of marking over verbal feedback


Session 8 - Professional Behaviours

Thursday1st July 2021

Time 1.30 – 4.00pm 

Deployment of adults

Managing difficult conversations

Managing workload/ life balance

Commitment to ongoing learning (CPD) (Social Media threads)

Social media training- LinkedIn etc

Responding to critical feedback

Career progression

Positive engagement of stakeholders


Cost and Booking

 Cost - £599 per NQT (Programme only) or £699 if you would like to register your NQT with us as we are now an Appropriate Body (Normal cost per NQT is £150)

For more details and booking please register below or contact Ali Fisher on alifisher@cptsa.co.uk


Events: CPD - NQT Programme

Information to follow in the autumn term.