hcts Course

NQT Programme 2020-21

Health and Well Being
Maths / Numeracy
Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)


Member Price: £500.00 + VAT

Non Member Price: £625.00 + VAT

(Prices are quoted excluding VAT)

Next Session Starts 14th October 2020

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Places Available: 84



Our NQT programme is flexible to accommodaate changes to circumstances throughout the year.  Recognising our new entrants need time in the classroom, the autumn term training is school based with short, regular Zoom contact and training sessions that support and guide NQTs through the crucial first few months.  The focus being upon;


- NQT emotional and well-being support, offering a strong network of experienced teachers, leaders and peers

- Individual support and training from mentors

- A programme that covers the key elements of the Teaching Standards in line with the Early Career Framework Guidance


The format of training is replicated throughout the year based upon the latest research models.  As social distancing relaxes and NQT school-based experience increases, it is anticipated the face to face element will be introduced later in the academic year.  Each cycle will begin with interactive training sessions, followed by directed gap tasks, reflection and evaluation in smaller group tutorials.


Autumn 1


Session 1: Supporting Children's Emotional Well-being

Wednesday 16th September 2020 (3.45pm)

Tutorials: Wednesday 23rd September 2020 (3.45pm)


Session 2: Behaviour Strategies & Classroom Management

Wednesday 14th October 2020 (3.45pm)

Tutorials: Tuesday 20th October 2020 (3.45pm)


Autumn 2


Session 3: Planning for Progress - Addressing Gaps in Maths

Tuesday 17th November 2020 (3.45pm)

Tutorials: Wednesday 25th November 2020 (3.45pm)


Session 4: Planning for Progress - Developing Reading Fluency

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 (3.45pm)

Tutorials: Tuesday 8th December 2020 (3.45pm)


Spring 2021


Dates to be confirmed

At this point, the content and delivery of the Spring Term Programme is flexible to meet demand and circumstance and will closely reflect the Early Career Framework materials as they become more widely available.  It is anticipated there will be 2 x half termly inputs (either face to face*) or following the virtual Autumn format. 

The spring term will focus on:

- The emotional well-being of NQTs (including a session for mentors)

- Assessment and the responsibility for individuals making progress

- SEND, EAL and individual needs


Summer 2021*


Dates to be confirmed

The summer term will focus on:

- Continued emotional well-being support (including a session for mentors)

- Eliminating gaps in knowledge

- Transition

- Wider curriculum subjects

- Report writing guidance

- An introduction to subject leadership


Session 8: Conference

Tuesday 6th July 2021 

The final session will be a joint NQT/RQT conference

Delivered by Jonathan Lear  - Associate of Independant Thinking Limited (Guerrilla Education)

'Driven by the belief that committed individuals can and do make a difference Geurrilla Education respresents a one-man mission to change education from the ground up. Created by award winning teacher, education consultant and author Jonathan Lear, Associate of Independant Thinking Limited (Guerrilla Education) brings a refreshingly brave and inspiring optimistic approach to ensuring our young people get the education they deserve.'

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* If a training session is to take place face to face, venues will be confirmed in advance


Programme cost - £500 plus VAT

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