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Newly Qualified Teachers

Newly Qualified Teacher Induction

In collaboration with colleagues from the county's teaching school alliances, Cumbria County Council aims to support schools in ensuring that NQT induction is a well-planned, targeted and structured programme, which is tailored to match individual need.  This will enable the newly qualified teacher's enthusiasm and commitment to be nurtured over the period of induction. 

Appropriate Bodies for the Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers

The Cumbrian Teaching School Alliances, listed below, offer high quality support through their work as appropriate bodies; while the Local Authority may also do so, this now tends to happen in only exceptional circumstances.

Schools in Cumbria are free to choose from any of the Appropriate Bodies detailed below. They will offer the same level of support.  As detailed in the NQT regulations (2013), Appropriate Bodies are allowed to levy a 'reasonable charge'. This will cover the cost of administration, forms, visits and registration with the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

In order to register your NQT, please contact the Appropriate Body of your choice. They will supply you with the appropriate forms and other documentation: 

Western Lakes Teaching Schools Alliance:
Lynne Brownrigg, Keswick School, Vicarage Hill, Keswick, CA12 5QB
Email: lynnebrownrigg@keswick.cumbria.sch.uk
Tel:
017687 72605 

Burton Morewood CE Primary Academy Teaching School Alliance:
Emma Woodburn, Burton Morewood CE Primary Academy, Main Street, Burton in Kendal, Carnforth, LA6 1ND
Email:ewoodburn@burtonmorewood.cumbria.sch.uk 
Tel:
01524 781627 

West Coast Alliance:
Nick Hepburn-Fish, Hensingham Primary School, Main Street, Hensingham, Whitehaven, CA28 8QZ
Email:nickhepburnfish@hensingham.cumbria.sch.uk 
Tel: 01946 690021 

South Lakes Federation:
Hayley Gray, Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2HJ 
Email: h.gray@queenelizabeth.cumbria.sch.uk  
Tel: 015242 71275  

Rural Learning Alliance: 
Christine Boucetla, RLA Support Officer, C/o Wreay CofE Primary School, Wreay, Carlisle, CA3 0RL 
Email:office@wreay.cumbria.sch.uk 
Tel: 07506663955   

Ellen Teaching School Alliance: 
Tina Beddoe, Maryport Infant School, Camp Road, Maryport, CA15 6JN 
Email:head@maryport-inf.cumbria.sch.uk  
Tel: 01900 812074    

Yarlside Teaching School Alliance: 
Janine Pierce, Teaching School Director, Yarlside Academy, Redoak Avenue, Barrow in Furness, LA13 0LH 
Email:info@yarlsideteachingschool.co.uk 
Tel: 01229 830934 

Teaching Better Together:
Michelle Henley, The Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton, CA7 9PX
Email: mlh@nts.cumbria.sch.uk
Tel: 016973 42160

Department for Education Statutory Guidance

Appropriate bodies follow the statutory guidance supplied by Department for Education. The Teachers' Standards are used to assess a newly qualified teacher's performance at the end of their induction. The individual Teaching Schools may also issue NQTs with their own handbook, which summarises the statutory guidance and provides further information on their work as an appropriate body.   

DfE Statutory Guidance Document: 
www.gov.uk/government/publications/induction-for-newly-qualified-teachers-nqts   

Teachers' Standards:  www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-standards   

Learning Improvement Service:  The general adviser with oversight of NQT induction within the Local Authority is Gerry Ball 
Email:gerry.ball@cumbria.gov.uk 
Tel: 01946 506175   

Assessment Forms

Please note that for newly qualified teachers who start on a full time basis for academic year 2016-17, assessment forms will normally need to be sent to the Appropriate Body by the deadlines below:

Autumn Term - 06 December 2017
Spring Term - 21 March 2018
Summer Term - 11 July 2018  

Contact us

Gerry Ball, General Adviser with Responsibility for NQT Induction

Tel: 01946 506175

gerry.ball@cumbria.gov.uk

LIS Business Support
Tel: 01946 506175
Email: LIS.BusinessSupport-Whitehaven@cumbria.gov.uk