How To Pass Your NQT Year
How To Pass Your NQT Year
Learn what to expect during your first year of teaching and how you can pass your NQT Year. This short video will give you a rundown of the things you might come across as you enter the teaching field.
Hi. I'm Suzie Butler and I work for Career Teachers Education Recruitment Firm based in London in the UK. I've been a teacher for the last ten years and now I work with their training department to train all their teachers.
How To Pass Your NQT Year. So, you've got your qualification and you're all started in your first teaching job. So now, all you need to get through is that final little bit of your qualification, your NQT year, or Newly Qualified Teacher Year.
It's the last bit of your qualification you can only really do it on your job because what the NQT Year does is assessing your teaching according to the NQT standards. So, there are some things that as a teacher, you're required to do that you just can't do when you're training. For example, assessment of children and passing them through the whole year, level assessments, etc.
, things like Parents Evenings, stuff like that, you are never going to have an opportunity to do prior to that. When you start your NQT Year, you'll be allocated a mentor which should be another teacher within the school and this may be someone who's been teaching for many years or it may be someone who is just a little bit further ahead than you and this person should be able to offer you day-to-day advice. Certainly the person to go and ask questions to and they may well be involved in helping you achieve those standards to pass your NQT Year.
You will need to have observations throughout the year. Most commonly in an NQT Year, you should expect to have about three observations a term. That's about nine throughout your first teaching year and at the end of each term, you'll have an opportunity for a little sort of roundup of your observations and looking at which standards you've met that term and which you're still looking to do.
If we've got a few standards that are sort of out there and you haven't quite achieved, then hopefully this school will allow opportunities for you to meet them so that by the end of the year, you can sign off all those standards. Generally, the head teacher and the local authority sign off that NQT Year. There's lots of other help and advice across the internet about your NQT Year and teachers seem to have some great programs.
And we've also got our video on How to Survive Your First Year in Teaching which gives you some real tips and advice for starting your career. Hopefully, that will help you pass your NQT Year. .