Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) + Cornwall Teaching School as the Appropriate Body (AB)

The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

An NQT should be registered with an Appropriate Body within two weeks of starting in a school and it should be noted that induction cannot commence until an NQT has secured QTS status.

As an Appropriate Body, Cornwall Teaching School offers the following service:
For a termly rate of £95.00 per term for each NQT for the induction period of three terms (£285.00 in total):

  • A free induction meeting for all NQTs.
  • Access to phone and email advice for induction tutors and NQTs.
  • Access to free additional support if an NQT is not making satisfactory progress against the standards. This includes support from Cornwall Teaching School’s advisers and consultants or lead teachers in schools. N.B. unsatisfactory progress by an NQT can generate a substantial amount of support. (The fee for Consultancy support is around £500 – £700 per day).
  • 10% monitoring of NQTs to ensure our service remains a high quality service.
  • Support via Cornwall Teaching School’s website – www.cornwallteachingschool.org and from our digital campus at digitalcampus.truro-penwith.ac.uk
  • An invitation to our annual NQT conferences for primary and secondary phases.
  • In addition to the above package of support, Cornwall Teaching School provides professional development days on Behaviour for Learning, Phonics and Assessment.
  • Access to other relevant Cornwall Teaching School conferences and training events during the year.

If you would like to register your NQTs with us as the Appropriate Body please download the registration form and send to Emma Williams – emmawil@truro-penwith.ac.uk within two weeks of the NQT commencing induction.


Forthcoming training sessions for NQTs registered with Cornwall Teaching School:

21st March – Developing Maths Talk with Sue Wilson (4:30pm to 6pm)

Talk is central to mathematics. How can we enable our children to not just be able to talk about mathematics but to be able to talk mathematically? This session will explore some approaches we can use in primary classrooms to promote, explore and develop mathematical talk when teaching the whole class or when working with groups of pupils.

25th April and 2nd May – Primary PE Training Course (4:30pm to 6pm)

Experienced Primary School colleagues will be delivering two PE training twilights for Primary NQTs on these dates from 4:30pm until 6pm at Truro College.

These sessions will provide NQTs with ideas and activities linked to active classrooms as part of providing 30 active minutes a day to every child; an update on the Cornwall PE, School Sport and Physical Activity strategy (Time 2 Move) as well as some practical ideas through various activities using differentiation and the STEP (Space, Task, Equipment, People) principle. NQTs are encouraged to attend both sessions.

17th May – Taking on the Role of Subject Leadership with Mike Jelbert (4:30pm to 6pm)

This is a cross phase twilight for NQTs taking increased responsibility for the leadership and development of a specific area within your school, reflecting on different expectations for core or foundation subjects or of cross-curricular aspects of school life. The workshop will cover; legal requirements, expectations of Ofsted, building a file of evidence, monitoring strategies (standards, pupil conferencing, learning walks, work scrutiny, lesson observations, planning), links to Pupil Premium, monitoring social, moral, spiritual and cultural development, school plans for the improvement and development of a subject, Governor liaison, equal opportunities, and additional resources.

11th June – Virtues in Education Twilight with Shona Pye, Virtues Project Master Facilitator (4:30pm to 6pm)

This free session for Primary NQTs will enable teachers to nurture good character qualities in children using strategies that build trust, resilience, engagement and self-esteem. The growth of these key character traits will in turn enable children to flourish and to make good decisions throughout their academic and social lives.