Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

NQT Induction

Register your Newly Qualified Teachers with OTSA as the Appropriate Body for NQT Induction to benefit from a service designed by experienced school-based NQT Induction Co-ordinators. Induction with OTSA goes beyond the minimum statutory requirements to ensure the best possible start to the careers of our next generation of teachers.


NQTs registered with OTSA have priority, discounted, access to a range of support programmes and training specifically designed for NQTs in primary, secondary and special schools.

NQT Induction Training - September 2018


It is a requirement of registration with OTSA that all NQTs, Induction Tutors and Co-ordinators, who have not previously been registered with OTSA, complete NQT Induction Training at the beginning of the Induction Period.


Online Video Training


We use online videos, rather than webinars, to allow participants to complete the training as this offers greater flexibility to participants. We would recommend that NQTs and Induction tutors watch the videos together, or even as a group of NQTs and Induction Tutors.


The 8 videos last a total of 25 minutes and are on the NQT Induction Training Page.


NQT Induction Training Videos


We have created an online form at the bottom of the video training page so that you can contact us easily if you have any further questions. One of the team will will email or call you to follow up your request.


The PowerPoint that is used in the webinar may be downloaded from the Personalised Induction Programme page.


Assessment Forms


Note: Assessment forms submitted after the published deadline may not be reviewed until the beginning of the following term and therefore may delay the completion of the induction period.


The dates for the submission of Assessment Forms for full time NQTs for 2018/19 are:

  • Friday 14 December 2018

  • Friday 29 March 2019

  • Friday 5 July 2019

Please ensure that you follow the guidance and meet these deadlines to ensure the successful completion of Induction.


NQT Induction Assessment Form Guidance


NQT Manager


All statutory Assessment Forms are submitted securely online using NQT Manager.

NQT Manager

NQT Induction Team


Geraldine Thomas, NQT Induction Director, leads the OTSA Appropriate Body to provide guidance and quality assurance for NQT Induction. The OTSA induction team includes experienced primary, secondary and special school-based NQT Induction Leaders working in OTSA Strategic Partner Schools, as well as Kate Baker, the NQT Administrator. If you are an experienced NQT Induction Tutor, or Co-ordinator, and are interested in joining the team please see the NQT Induction Leader page for more information.

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