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Newly Qualified Teachers

Octavo Partnership provides a local programme of professional support and training to equip newly qualified teachers (NQTs) for the classroom and lay the foundations for their future development.

Teacher Guidance

Starting in the teaching profession can be daunting. Our NQT service ensures your teachers are supported from the very beginning of their induction year, through to final assessment and certification from the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

Quality Assured

Through the NQT Induction Service we fulfil the statutory role of ‘appropriate body’, quality assuring the induction year ensuring that schools provide adequate support for their NQTs, and that their assessment is fair and consistent across all institutions.

Developing Careers

Octavo’s NQT service works in partnership with Chipstead Valley,  one of Croydon’s largest Teaching Schools, to deliver a year-long local training and career progression programme, enabling NQTs to develop their knowledge and skills as part of a supportive cohort of peers.

Mentor Support

We also provide high quality information, guidance and training for induction tutors to support them in their role. We offer termly network meetings for NQT mentors to foster peer-to-peer support, shared learning and an opportunity to share their challenges or concerns.

Extended support when you need it

Occasionally, there is the need to offer follow-up support on issues arising from NQT assessment or observations. Additional support from an experienced officer for schools and NQTs is available where required,to talk through the options available with the school and NQT.

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