Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
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Additional Support - NQTs at risk of not meeting Teachers' Standards

NQTs at risk of not meeting the Teachers' Standards will require additional support. Below you will find the OTSA Guidance for supporting NQTs at risk of not meeting the Teachers' Standards.

 

NQTs, Induction Tutors, Induction Co-ordinators and Headteachers should contact the Appropriate Body by email or telephone as soon as possible if they have any concerns about whether the NQT will be able to meet the Standards by the end of the Induction period. Action must not be delayed until a formal assessment meeting has taken place. It is important that the NQT is made aware of where they need to improve their practice, and given every opportunity to improve their performance.

 

NQTs at risk of not meeting the Teachers' Standards must have an OTSA Personal Support Programme (contained in the Guidance below). The Personal Support Programme is completed by the Induction Tutor in consultation with the NQT and must then be approved by OTSA. Please alert OTSA before completing a Personal Support Programme.

 

NQTs may also wish to contact their union who will be able to provide further confidential support and guidance.

 

Guidance for supporting NQTs at risk of not meeting the Teachers' Standards
This guidance document includes the paperwork for the Personal Support Programme.
Guidance for supporting NQTs at risk of [...]
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OTSA makes the final decision as to whether or not an NQT's performance against the relevant standards is satisfactory, drawing on the recommendation of the Headteacher.  This decision will be made within 20 days of receipt of the Headteacher's recommendation.

 

In each case where the Headteacher's recommendation, recorded in the final assessment form, indicates that the NQT has failed to satisfactorily complete the induction period a panel meeting will be held by the Appropriate Body in order to reach a decision as to whether the NQT:

  • has performed satisfactorily against the relevant standards and thereby satisfactorily completed their induction period;
  • requires an extension of the induction period; or
  • has failed to satisfactorily complete the induction period.

 

The date of the panel meeting for 2017 will be Monday 17th July 9.30am.

 

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