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This section provides information about statutory induction for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in England and provides links to the new induction regulations and statutory guidance which came into force on 1 September 2012. The statutory guidance is regularly updated so please check the website for the latest version. Please note that there have been amendments to the statutory guidance at:
A new appropriate body to quality assure the induction of NQTs was established on 1 September 2013. The National Induction Panel for Teachers (NIPT) has been developed by Freedom and Autonomy for Schools - National Association (FASNA) and the Independent Academies Association (IAA). NIPT will act as appropriate body for NQT induction in Academies and maintained schools. The statutory guidance has been updated to reflect this.
Further information about NIPT is available on the National Induction Panel for Teachers website.
The appeals body for induction with effect from 1 April 2013 is the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Qualified teachers who are employed in maintained schools, non-maintained special schools, maintained nursery schools and pupil referral units in England must, by law, complete an induction period (unless they are covered by any of the exemptions in annex B of the statutory guidance) after gaining qualified teacher status (QTS).
In autumn 2011 we consulted on proposals to change the arrangements for the induction of newly qualified teachers (NQT) in order to reduce unnecessary prescription and bureaucracy, and give schools and appropriate bodies flexibility to use their professional judgement in managing their own arrangements according to local circumstances.
New induction regulations (The Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) Regulations 2012) and associated statutory guidance on induction for newly qualified teachers (England) came into force on 1 September 2012.
The main changes introduced from 1 September 2012 were:
The September 2012 regulations also include the changes made to the previous induction regulations in April 2012:
From 1 September 2012 the new Teachers’ Standards replaced the QTS and Core Standards for all assessment evidence on or after 1 September 2012.
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Statutory guidance, updated in December 2013, for appropriate bodies, headteachers, school staff and governing bodies.
Information on the National College for Teaching and Leadership's procedure for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) who have failed their induction period or had their induction period extended.