Qualified teachers who are employed in maintained schools in England must, by law, have completed an induction period after their initial training. The induction period usually lasts for three terms.
The Teaching Agency collects induction starter data and results from appropriate bodies and records the information on the database of qualified teachers. Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) who pass induction are issued with an induction certificate.
Any NQT wishing to confirm that their correct contact details are held for the issue of their induction certificate can call or email us.
The Teaching Agency’s induction team contacts all appropriate bodies three times a year to undertake an induction data collection exercise. These exercises normally take place during January, May and September.
The Teaching Agency processes all results and starter information electronically and it is important that any data submitted includes all of the following information:
Any record which cannot be electronically matched, due to missing or inaccurate information, will be returned to the appropriate body.
Each year incorrect induction data is submitted by appropriate bodies for teachers who are ineligible to either commence or complete an induction period. The most common issues concern:
Appropriate bodies can verify an NQT’s QTS date and induction status by checking their records on the Teaching Agency’s online employer access service.
The Teaching Agency aims to comply with best practice in regard to data security.
If you have any queries about the process of collecting induction data and issuing certificates call or email us.
National College for Teaching and Leadership
7th Floor, 53-55 Butts Road
Telephone: 0300 7900225
Employer access is a free service available for schools, local authorities and teacher supply agencies in England. The service enables employers and potential employers to view the record of any teacher with qualified teacher status (QTS) (with the exception of teachers who have achieved QTS through holding qualified teacher learning and skills (QTLS)) or any teacher with an active restriction (including any teacher with QTLS to whom this applies).