We know the NQT year can feel like a big step up after completing your training. That’s why all our NQTs in United Learning schools continue to receive training, mentoring and professional development opportunities. Our NQTs benefit from:




Face-to-face twilight training sessions held at our lead schools in Paddington and Stockport, delivered around common areas for development in the NQT year, explicitly linked to the Teachers' Standards. Topics include assessment and feedback, leadership in education, understanding SEND and Rosenshine’s Principles of what makes great teaching and learning.

These high quality sessions are delivered by educational experts from United Learning and beyond, including high-profile keynote speakers.



Personalised visits and support – a visit from a Visiting Professional Mentor, including an offer of observation and feedback, as well as a meeting with the NQT and the professional/subject mentor. The Visiting Professional Mentor will ensure you are on track and getting all the support you need.

“As a person that does her research, I looked at a ton of different ways into teaching – none of them came close to the opportunity provided by United Teaching. It really is the best, most supported route into the profession. The experiences, the University, the mentors and care really are second to none.”

– Claire Sealey, Literacy Co-ordinator at Stockport Academy




Subject-specific support at New Teacher Subject Days from the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI), designed purposely for newly qualified teachers. These four-day courses offer subject-specific guidance on teaching strategies, access to subject-based resources, and contact with the latest academic research. The courses are available in secondary ‘core’ academic subjects: English, Maths, each of the Sciences, Geography, History and MFL (French & Spanish).

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