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Octavo Partnership is delighted to offer two Croydon newly qualified teacher (NQT) training programmes for 2020-21. These two programmes are based in locations in the North and South of the borough in order to provide optimum access to NQTs throughout the borough and beyond.
NQTs can select either one of the following programmes:
The Octavo NQT Appropriate Body Service validates that a school’s NQT training and support consistently meets high standards.
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 Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA).
Through the NQT Induction Service we fulfil the statutory role of ‘appropriate body’, quality assuring the induction year ensuring that schools provide quality support for their NQTs, and that their assessment is fair and consistent.
Octavo’s NQT service works in partnership with Chipstead Valley Teaching School and the Catholic Schools’ Umbrella Trust, to deliver a year-long training and career progression programme, enabling NQTs to develop their knowledge and skills with a supportive cohort of peers.
Octavo provides 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.
Occasionally, there is the need for follow-up support on issues arising from NQT assessment or observations. Octavo’s specialist NQT consultancy team is available to do this – for example by talking through the options available with the school and NQT.
Services offered to support your NQTs throughout their induction year:
1. NQT Appropriate Body Service
Croydon local authority will continue to act as the Appropriate Body for NQT Induction, providing a service that guarantees your teachers are supported from the very beginning of their induction year, through to final assessment and certification from the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA). Octavo’s NQT team works with many schools across London boroughs which means that we can provide a consistent benchmarking standard for NQT induction training across school sites.
Unique to the service is the support available when NQTs experience difficulties. Octavo’s NQT team has extensive experience so that, whatever situation may arise, you know that you will be supported from start to finish to ensure the best outcome.
A telephone support line, email and face to face advice is provided for head teachers, induction co-ordinators, tutors and NQTs. Schools also benefit from an online user friendly NQT management system, which significantly reduces paperwork for schools and helps to streamline administration.
2. NQT CPD Programmes
Octavo Partnership is delighted to offer two Croydon newly qualified teacher (NQT) training programmes for 2020-21.
NQT Appropriate Body Service 2020-21
NQT Programme – Full Day Sessions 2020-21
The bespoke programmes run by Valley Teaching School Alliance and the Croydon Catholic Umbrella Trust are shaped by existing headteachers to create unique, informative and highly relevant learning programmes, ensuring that all NQTs have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and understanding, through collaborative support and practice.