NQT network

“Well-being, workload and wonderful NQTS”

“Nationally, of teachers newly qualified over a 10-year period, approximately 12% left state funded schools within one year of joining while 28% had left within five years.” – National Audit Office, February 2016.

NEXUS TSA firmly believe that continued support and development in the first year of teaching plays a vital part in teacher retention and well-being, as well as contributing to our pupil outcomes.

How is it run?

Drawing on best practice from NEXUS and South Glos schools, the network consists of six half day sessions run on Wednesdays afternoons from 1.00 – 3.30pm focussing on discreet aspects of outstanding classroom practice, effective teaching and learning and professional skills and behaviours. It will also give NQTs the opportunity to network and observe practice in different schools. Each session will be run by Lead Practitioners, SLEs, deputies or heads who will base the learning on real life examples, helping NQTs to develop their practice and get results. The sessions will be held in different schools and will involve learning walks and short observations to show some of the strengths of the school and to share innovative practice which is taking place.