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Induction for Short Term Supply Teachers
Induction for Short Term Supply Teachers


Funded by the Welsh GovernmentInduction can be completed via ad hoc short term supply teaching work, and there is no time limit on how long you have to complete your Induction after you have gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

If you are completing Induction via supply work you are required to complete a minimum of 380 sessions. A session is defined as a full morning, or afternoon’s teaching as a qualified teacher. Sessions completed as a school learning support worker/cover supervisor cannot count.

All periods of employment which you undertake as a qualified teacher of one school session, or more must count towards your Induction period, and must be recorded with us. There is no flexibility regarding this and you, or schools cannot request that a period of employment does not count towards Induction. Short term supply work undertaken prior to September 2012 cannot count towards Induction.

Submission of paperwork

If you are an newly qualified teacher (NQT) undertaking supply work you must submit the Induction as a Short Term Supply Teacher notification form to us. Once we have received and processed your form we will email you with details on how to create your MyEWC account, and also how to record your supply sessions with us.

If your employment circumstances change at any point during your Induction please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice.

Logging short term supply sessions

We are responsible for keeping a central accurate record of supply sessions completed.

In addition to logging sessions with us, you are also required to have your sessions verified by the schools you have worked at. These should be recorded in the record of attendance section of your Induction profile. The record of attendance form for short term supply teachers is maintained offline and then uploaded to your Induction profile in line with the timescales set out in your profile.

Allocation of External Verifiers (EVs)

All NQTs undertaking Induction in Wales are allocated an external verifier (EV). The table on our external verifier page summarises the process of allocating EVs for NQTs in each of the regional consortia. Once an EV has been allocated their name will be visible via your MyEWC account. Your EV will contact you directly via email. If there are any changes to the e-mail address you provided on the notification form please notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Induction Profile

As a NQT you are required to complete and maintain your Induction Profile online via the Professional Learning Passport (PLP). You are responsible for maintaining your Induction Profile and for identifying and recording evidence of how you meet the professional standards for teaching and leadership through your professional practice.

Your online Induction Profile will be visible once we have received and processed your Short Term Supply Teacher Notification Form, and your first session of supply work has been logged with us.