NQT Course 2019/20

A Personalised and Cohesive NQT Programme for all Schools across Devon

“DPSCITT’s highly effective professional development programme for NQTs further supports the retention of teachers and ensures outstanding teaching practice” Ofsted 2016

Our hugely successful NQT course runs in Exeter, Plymouth and Barnstaple, this will be its 4th outstanding year. This course has developed a fantastic reputation around Devon within member and non-member schools. It comprises 8 highly specialised sessions across the year and includes a focused school visit. Beyond these sessions, NQTs are offered ongoing guidance and personal support which compliments that given by the school.

Key Features:

•             Experienced, nationally recognised Course Leader

•             Committed, supportive cohorts of 15-25 NQTs, grouped together locally

•             Experienced Senior Leaders /SLEs delivering key subject sessions

•             Sessions personalised and adapted to the needs of NQTs

•             Focus on the progress of an identified group of children within the NQT’s class

•             Opportunities to explore quality teaching and learning through visiting a partner school

•             Highly valued induction support and coaching training provided for NQT Tutors

Quotes about the course: 

 “The Course leader´s energetic and dynamic delivery has significantly contributed to a very important year in my professional life, I feel nurtured and supported during my NQT year.”  NQT

 “As a result of a comprehensive and bespoke programme, our NQTs have developed significantly and feel well prepared for the next stage in their career.” Headteacher

Cost: £495 (£455 for member schools) to book email slawton@dpscitt.ac.uk

Course Details

Structure & Venues

7 afternoon sessions from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, plus one full day school visit.

Cohorts will be run:

South Devon & Plymouth in Ivybridge on Tuesdays

North Devon in Barnstaple on Wednesdays

Central Devon in Exeter on Thursdays


Session 1: Overview of the NQT course; entitlements; formal assessments; Teaching Standards; expectations; Collaborative working pairs; Action Research - Tutor training


Session 2: Assessment and data – taking learning forward


Session 3: Promoting progress through high quality marking feedback and effective planning and differentiation


Session 4: Working effectively with colleagues and teaching assistants


Session 5: Full day school visit - Observing high quality teaching and drawing out the learning through supported coaching


Session 6: Promoting outstanding learning behaviours for all children; working with parents and carers to embed learning


Session 7: Inclusion – the progress of all groups of children


Session 8: Establishing an emotionally intelligent environment – my dream classroom

Support and Development for the NQT tutor