Cygnus, Astra and Wycombe and Marlow Teaching School Alliances have agreed with Buckinghamshire County Council to support NQTs in Buckinghamshire. This includes carrying out Appropriate Body work and offering a core NQT Training Package. The two packages are purchased separately to meet your needs.
All schools are free to choose their Appropriate Body, although Bucks CC have recommended Teaching Talent services for schools in the county next year. The Appropriate Body carries out statutory
duties to verify NQT induction and all three Teaching Schools offering this service can induct both primary and secondary NQTs.
All the services will use the same online provider, NQT Manager.
The role of the NQT Appropriate Body is to ensure that:
Additional support from an SLE for an NQT who requires further intervention can be purchased in addition, at a rate of £350 + VAT per day. This support might include team teaching, joint planning and action planning, demonstration lessons or other activities according to the NQT's needs.
Cost of Appropriate Body Service via Teaching Talent - £225 per NQT ex. VAT
The Teaching Schools have worked together to create a core NQT Training Package across the county. Cygnus Teaching School Alliance will provide this core package to secondary schools in South Buckinghamshire.
The programme that we believe will complement your own bespoke, in-house NQT training. The sessions will be delivered by experienced practitioners from within and beyond Buckinghamshire. It provides NQTs with an extended network of trainees and supports their professional development.
We look forward to your NQTs enrolling on the core programme to enjoy both high quality training and the opportunity to network more regularly with NQTs from other schools in South Buckinghamshire.
The core package consists of 6 sessions and will cost £200 per NQT
Additional sessions can be purchased separately at a cost of £50 per session.
Date and Time
Rewards and sanctions, praise, consistency, managing low level disruption, clear instructions, signals and routines, de-escalation
Wednesday 18th September
Promoting Good Progress
Working memory, prior knowledge, planning for retention
Wednesday 9th October
Modelling, explanations, scaffolding, verbal/pictorial, abstract/concrete
Wednesday 6th November
Challenging questions, scaffolding pupil response, developing responses, using a range of questions
Wednesday 15th January
Meeting individual needs of all pupils including more able learners, providing stretch, challenge and support and effective use of TAs
Wednesday 26th February
Specific verbal feedback, manageable marking, self and peer assessment
Wednesday 25th March
Optional Additional Sessions
Date and Time
Being an effective teacher whilst maintaining a work/life balance
Wednesday 4th December
Supporting Student Study and Revision Skills
Strategies to use to help students with study and exam revision skills
Wednesday 12th February
Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Supporting pupils with an EHCP, identifying SEND in your classroom
Wednesday 29th April
Wycombe High School, Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, HP11 1TB
£200 for 6 core sessions with optional additional sessions available at £50+ VAT per session
How to Book
Request a booking from from Annie Fitzpatrick - Cygnus Teaching School Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org and return to Annie Fitzpatrick