Your NQT year

We know the NQT year can feel like a 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:

 

 

Training

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.

 

Visits

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.


 

 

Subject-specific support

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).

Developing your career at United Learning

NQT programme

All NQTs in United Learning schools receive training, mentoring and professional development opportunities. Our NQTs benefit from:

  • Face-to-face twilight training sessions 
  • Personalised visits and support 
  • Subject-specific support

Step Up to Middle Leadership

  • Introduction to Leadership – 1-day workshop
  • Coaching Skills – 1-day workshop
  • Middle Leader Schools Programme – school-led twilight workshops, self-evaluation and action planning
  • NPQML – offered in partnership with the Institute of Education via Leadership CoLab

Step Up to Senior Leadership

  • Leadership Development Residential – 2-day development programme, including 360-degree feedback and coaching
  • Coaching – access to experienced internal coaches
  • NPQSL – offered in partnership with the Institute of Education via Leadership CoLab
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching & Mentoring; three 2-day residentials, coaching practice and assignments

Step Up To Headship

Step Up to Headship is perfect for those looking to take on headship in the next two to three years.

  • Coaching – access to experienced internal coaches
  • Leadership Development Residential – two-day development programme, including 360-degree feedback & coaching
  • NPQH - in partnership with the Institute of Education via Leadership CoLab
  • ILM7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors
  • Achieve a professional qualification in Coaching; includes four 2-day residentials, four supervision workshops, coaching practice and assignments

Trainee Headship

Our Trainee Headship Programme is in place for those ready to lead a school now. Course delegates have access to the above, plus:

  • Trainee Headship Programme – a 12-month development programme offering robust preparation for Headship; including a school secondment or placement, face-to-face workshops (including the Challenges of Headship, Managing People and Managing School Finance), coaching and action planning. Also includes option to complete NPQH.

Step Up to System Leadership

Our three-year programme helps existing Heads and Principals take the next step to Executive and Regional Director roles. Courses include an overview of the System Leader role, strategic and business leadership modules and executive coaching and mentoring.

  • Year 1 - Role of the System Leader
    Built in partnership with Wolfe Associates and Leadership Matters; TalentQ Leadership Diagnostics and Report, 1:1 coaching, 2-day residential and reflection workshop
  • Year 2 – Strategic Business Leadership
    Built in partnership with Ashridge Hult; two 2-day residentials and action learning
  • Year 3 – ILM7 Certificate for Executive and Senior Level Coaches and Mentors
    Achieve a professional qualification in Coaching; includes four 2-day residentials, four supervision workshops, coaching practice and assignments
 

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