What to do if you are employing a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)
Schools have a statutory obligation to provide NQTs with Induction support. If your school has employed a new school teacher, check with them if they have completed Induction. If they haven’t, you must submit the Induction Notification Form to EWC within 10 working days of them commencing employment at the school. The school must identify an induction mentor (IM) who will provide the NQT with the appropriate day to day Induction support.
When completing the Induction Notification Form please ensure all sections are completed in full. Please also ensure that the form has been signed by all parties. Once EWC has received and processed the completed form an email will be sent confirming receipt of the paperwork to the NQT, IM and copied to the Headteacher. An Induction Notification Form should be submitted to EWC within 10 working days at the start of each new period of employment.
Requirements of Induction
To undertake Induction in Wales NQTs must hold QTS and must be registered with the EWC in the category of school teacher. Any periods of employment undertaken prior to registration in the correct category cannot count towards Induction. Click here to apply for registration with the EWC.
The Induction period is three school terms, or the equivalent. NQTs who are not employed on a full time basis, or are undertaking Induction via short term supply work must complete a minimum of 380 sessions. A session is defined as one full morning, or afternoon in a school. Only periods of employment where the NQT is employed as a qualified teacher can count towards Induction, any periods of employment undertaken whilst employed as a cover supervisor or teaching assistant/learning support worker will not count towards Induction.
Schools are provided with funding, by the Welsh Government, to assist with the provision of the NQT’s statutory entitlement to a 10% reduction in their timetable (in addition to their PPA time). Funding is released retrospectively after the end of each academic term (or sooner if the teacher’s employment ends). Funding will only be released upon receipt of the Induction Funding Claim Form in line with the timescales set out below.
For further information on the funding arrangements, please refer to the EWC guidance document ‘ Induction - funding, tracking and recording arrangements ’.
Below you will find details of important dates for the submission of paperwork to EWC for school teachers undertaking Induction.
Spring term 2020
|Submission of Induction Notification Form for teachers commencing period of Induction at a new school at the start of the spring term 2019.||17/01/2020|
|Final deadline for the submission of outstanding Induction Funding Claim Forms for teachers who completed a period of induction during the autumn term 2019.||17/01/2020|
|Submission of Induction Funding Claim Forms for teachers who have completed a period of induction during the spring term 2019.||03/04/2020|
Summer term 2020
|Submission of Induction Notification Form for teachers commencing period of Induction at a new school at the start of the summer term 2019.||01/05/2020|
|Final deadline for the submission of outstanding Induction Funding Claim Forms for teachers who completed a period of induction during the spring term 2019.||01/05/2020|
|Submission of Induction Funding Claim Forms for teachers who have completed a period of induction during the summer term 2019.||20/07/2020|