NQT Network

The GHPTA NQT network has just completed a successful third year with a new cohort of NQTs benefiting from this professional development programme.

As a group, the NQTs came up with a list of sessions that they felt would support their development across the year. These were as follows:

  • Marking, feedback and assessment
  • Mastery teaching
  • Behaviour management strategies and dealing with parents
  • Inclusion (SEN/EAL)
  • Foundation subjects
  • Science

The design of the session is crucial and is based on feedback from previous cohorts. It comprises two key elements: in the first part of the session, the NQTs have the opportunity to observe practice in another school, with a clear focus on the theme of that session and their own year group.

As in previous years, the NQTs found it particularly useful to observe best practice in other schools.


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