NQT induction following QTS

Brian Harrison made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department for Education

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Dear Department for Education,

Is the statutory induction period for newly qualified teachers 2 academic years (an extension from the current 1 year) from September 2019?

Yours faithfully,

Brian Harrison

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear  Mr Harrison, 

Thank you for your correspondence of 18 October 2018 regarding the
statutory induction period for newly qualified teachers.

 

In our response to the consultation on ‘Strengthening QTS and improving
career progression for teachers’, we committed to extending the induction
period for new teachers, supported by an early career framework (ECF).

The content of this framework will complement ITT, forming a coherent
narrative from one stage to the next. As well as content, it will provide
guidance on the expectations for schools, and how they should support
teachers to progress through their induction.

We recently announced that £12m will be invested in the North East to
provide extra and early support in delivering the ECF. Teachers starting
ITT in 2019 will benefit from access to the ECF in schools in the North
East from September 2020. We will be taking a test and learn approach to
the first phase of implementation of the ECF and reflect and refine this
ahead of a planned national rollout from September 2021. This will provide
opportunities to test the NQT reforms across a range of schools and
contexts, and develop examples of strong practice to support
implementation on a national scale.

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Dear Department for Education,

Following your response to my questions here -
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

can you clarify the criteria that will determine the length (i.e. 1 year or 2 years) that will apply to a statutory induction period for newly qualified teachers (i.e. does it depend on the academic year they gain QTS, the year they start induction and/or where they are undertaking the induction)?

As the increased induction period is being implemented for "new" teachers (i.e. those who start ITT in 2019/20 onwards), presumably teachers who have already gained QTS in an earlier year but not yet started induction will still only be required to undertake a 1 year induction?

It would be helpful to clarify the position with examples:

1) Would a teacher who gained QTS in academic year 2016/17 but starts their induction in academic year 2022/23 still be required to complete 1 year statutory induction (rather than 2 years)?

2) Would a teacher who gains QTS in academic year 2019/20 and starts their induction in academic year 2020/21 be required to complete 2 years statutory induction if they are at a school in the North East running the ECF?

Yours faithfully,

Brian Harrison

MINISTERS, Department for Education

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ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

Dear Brian Harrison

Thank you for your recent enquiry. A reply will be sent to you as soon as possible.

For information; the departmental standard for correspondence received is that responses should be sent within 20 working days as you are requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your correspondence has been allocated reference number 2019-0003859

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Department for Education
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
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Dear Department for Education,

Following your response to my questions here - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

can you clarify the criteria that will determine the length (i.e. 1 year or 2 years) that will apply to a statutory induction period for newly qualified teachers (i.e. does it depend on the academic year they gain QTS, the year they start induction and/or where they are undertaking the induction)?

As the increased induction period is being implemented for "new" teachers (i.e. those who start ITT in 2019/20 onwards), presumably teachers who have already gained QTS in an earlier year but not yet started induction will still only be required to undertake a 1 year induction?

It would be helpful to clarify the position with examples:

1) Would a teacher who gained QTS in academic year 2016/17 but starts their induction in academic year 2022/23 still be required to complete 1 year statutory induction (rather than 2 years)?

2) Would a teacher who gains QTS in academic year 2019/20 and starts their induction in academic year 2020/21 be required to complete 2 years statutory induction if they are at a school in the North East running the ECF?

ACCOUNT, Unmonitored, Department for Education

 

Dear  Mr Harrison 

Thank you for your correspondence of 25 January 2019 regarding the
statutory induction period.  

As your query is requesting details on policy intentions, rather than
access to recorded information, it does not fall under the Freedom of
Information act. The response I am providing is done so outside of the
Freedom of Information Act. 

 

Now that the [1]Early Career Framework is in place we will be working out
the details around extended induction as part of our work on the statutory
guidance. We want all teachers to start benefiting from this new package
of support as soon as possible and we intend for this to be rolled out
nationally by September 2021. We will continue to engage with the sector
to ensure the reforms are considerate of the needs of all teachers and
schools. Further information on changes to statutory induction guidance
will be provided in due course.

 

In regards to early roll-out areas; whilst the ECF support package will
last two years, formal induction will continue to be one year long, at
which point early career teachers will be assessed against the Teachers’
Standards to determine whether that have passed induction, as is the
present arrangement.

Statutory changes to induction will not be introduced until the reforms
are rolled out nationally. Once the reforms are rolled out nationally,
early career teachers will undertake a statutory induction of two years,
after which point they will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards to
determine if they have passed induction. Further details of who will be
required to complete two year induction will be published in statutory
induction guidance in due course.

I hope you find this information helpful.

 

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Yours sincerely

Alisha Hubert 

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