Teaching School

NQT Training Programme 2017-18

The Blue Coat School is a National Teaching School and the lead school of the Northern Alliance. Along with our partner schools we have developed an NQT induction programme which is responsive to changes in the educational landscape. The structure and content of the sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the NQT induction year and beyond.

The course develops pedagogy and professional skills and explores an evidence-based approach to teaching and how to use existing research to inform the way they plan, teach and assess. The course is over the academic year so that delegates have a chance to implement what they have learnt and reflect on their experiences in future sessions.


Programme Content

Sessions are structured around the following:

•  Building positive relationships and managing behavior – creating an engaging learning environment, practical advice from last year’s NQTs and course facilitators.

•  Questioning techniques & Independent Learning.

•  Differentiation: Challenging the most able, working with students with SEND, Growth Mindset and Character Development.

•  Assessment & Data – AFL strategies. Summative and formative assessment. How to use pupil data and accountability measures.

•  Teaching and developing resources for pupils with EAL.

As well as covering key themes, bringing the NQTs together develops important professional relationships early in their careers. It allows them to share experiences and create supportive networks.


The details

•  Venue – The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham

•  5 days of NQT Inset (see dates below)

•  Advanced Skills Teachers/SLEs facilitate the training programme

•  All training materials are provided

•  All meals & hospitality are provided

•  The course has a clear Quality Assurance framework


Dates of NQT Inset

•  06.12.17

•  22.01.18

•  22.03.18

•  23.04.18

•  17.05.18



All sessions start with lunch at 1.30pm and finish at 4:30pm.


Cost: £300 per NQT

For information on how to book places please contact Sarah Lord svl@blue-coat.org