Members may wish to share this guidance from the DfE on NQT support and inductions with their school partners:

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and subsequent school closures, have had an impact on initial teacher training (ITT) this year.

This year, ITT providers were able to make judgements on trainees based on assessments already completed, and each trainee’s current trajectory of progress towards meeting the teachers’ standards, in order to recommend trainees for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The 2019 trainee cohort have demonstrated flexibility and resilience in the unique circumstances caused by the outbreak. They have skills and experience that will be invaluable to schools as they become newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in the new academic year.

The information on this page clarifies the expectations of schools and further education colleges when supporting the 2020 to 2021 NQT cohort. It is based on user research that we carried out in April 2020.”

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