NQT Program

At Darton Academy, we are proud to offer out NQT teachers a weekly program of personalised support. NQT's meet weekly with a range of staff members to gain further professional development, alongside support offered by mentors. 

Below is an example of the support that is provided for our NQT's

Term 1

On appointment

ICT Core Essential training

On appointment

Whole School Induction

Week 1

Introduction to your NQT year

Teaching and Learning - Setting up your classroom, climate for learning

Week 2

Behaviour Management and Behaviour for Learning (ACA)

NQT time: Walk the school with a member of SLT

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 3

Surviving your NQT year (

NQT time: Observation of a member of staff within your department

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 4

Identifying and supporting learners with SEND

INFORMAL OBSERVATION & WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 5

Teaching and Learning – Exploring and Understanding data (RCU)

NQT time: Observation of a member of staff outside your department

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 6

Managing Difficult Conversations and Parent Liaison

FORMAL OBSERVATION 1 & PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING 1

Week 7

Well Being and organisation

NQT time: Observation of a nurture lesson (ABA or BDE)

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 8

Lesson Planning

INFORMAL OBSERVATION & WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 9

Teaching and Learning – Learning Objectives/Success Criteria

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 10

The role of the form tutor

NQT time: Walk the school with a member of SLT

INFORMAL OBSERVATION & WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 11

Teaching and Learning – Effective Questioning

FORMAL OBSERVATION 2 & PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING 2

Week 12

Best Professional Self

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 13

Stretch and Challenge - Thinking Hard

Prepare for review of the whole term

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING – NEW ACTION PLAN

Term 2

Week 14

Assessment

NQT time: Observation of member of staff within your department

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 15

Personal enquiry and reading

INFORMAL OBSERVATION & WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 16

Supporting ASD learners

NQT time: Observation of member of staff outside your department

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 17

Teaching and Learning - ICT in the classroom

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 18

Student Voice - ‘Our Dream Teacher’

FORMAL OBSERVATION 3 & PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING 3

Week 19

Wellbeing and Organisation

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 20

Teaching and Learning – Assessment for learning ‘Check In, Check Up, Check Out’

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 21

Teaching and Learning – Literacy

INFORMAL OBSERVATION & WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 22

Teaching and Learning – Differentiation and Flexible Grouping

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 23

Teaching and Learning – Progress and Outcomes

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 24

Teaching and Learning – NQT Assessment

FORMAL OBSERVATION 4 & PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING 4

Week 25

Teaching and Learning – Using additional support in the classroom.

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 26

Teaching and Learning - Independent learning

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING – NEW ACTION PLAN

Term 3

Week 27

Teaching and Learning - Development

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 28

Teaching and Learning - Collaborative Structures

INFORMAL OBSERVATION & WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 29

Teaching and Learning – EAL/VI/HI

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 30

Behaviour Management - Emergency Situations

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 31

Teaching and Learning – Numeracy

FORMAL OBSERVATION 5 & PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING 5

Week 32

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 33

Teaching and Learning - NQT Assessment

INFORMAL OBSERVATION & WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 34

Engaging the Disengaged, Hooks for Learning

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 35

TBC depending on need

FORMAL OBSERVATION 6 & PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING 6

Week 36

TBC depending on need

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 37

TBC depending on need

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 38

TBC depending on need

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING

Week 39

Celebration of NQT year

WEEKLY MENTOR MEETING