Newly Qualified Teacher Induction
Qualified Teacher Status
DfE regulations state that no NQT may begin the induction year until the date when English QTS is awarded.
Teachers who train in Wales and whose first post is in an English school are subject to the same induction regulations as English-trained teachers, and their QTS is valid in England.
Any teacher who cannot provide evidence of Qualified Teacher Status after a month in employment, without a valid reason, should be employed as an unqualified teacher, and induction should be suspended, until the date is verified
A QTS certificate may not have been issued for one of the following reasons:
- the teacher trained in Scotland or Northern Ireland and has a Scottish/NI Qualified Teacher Status date but has not obtained English QTS. In these cases the award of English QTS is a formality but induction cannot start until it has been awarded;
- the teacher trained in another country outside England or Wales and has to apply to be assessed against standards - see our educationjobs website for further information on Overseas Trained Teachers;
- the teacher has not passed one of the skills tests in numeracy, literacy and ICT, and so QTS has not yet been awarded.
- the teacher has been awarded their degree but the university has not recommended them for QTS
Contact the NQT Induction Team:
Tel. 023 8038 3530
Fax. 023 8038 3543