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NQTs: Induction and support


Once a newly qualified teacher (NQT) has been appointed, the Headteacher must register them with an 'appropriate body' before they start work. The appropriate body will then notify the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

As part of the registration process schools who opt for West Sussex County Council to act as the appropriate body must provide:

  • the name of every NQT they are inducting
  • a Department for Education reference number
  • each NQT's date of birth
  • a record of the stage that each NQT has reached.

Supporting document: registration

Please send the completed form to the address below.


Once registered a newly qualified teacher will undergo a period of induction. You can find statutory guidance about this on GOV.UK.

Supporting documents: Primary NQT Inset

Supporting documents: for NQTs

Supporting documents: for NQT mentors and induction tutors


  • Assessment reports should clearly indicate whether or not the NQT is making satisfactory progress towards meeting the Teachers' Standards.
  • NQTs should be encouraged to add their own comments on the summary of progress presented in the form.
  • The form must be signed by the Headteacher, the mentor and the NQT.
  • A copy of the completed form should be sent to: nqtinduction@westsussex.gov.uk within 10 working days of each termly assessment meeting.
  • The original form should be given to the NQT and a copy kept in school.
  • It is a statutory requirement that copies of all assessments and supporting evidence should be retained by the school for 6 years.

Supporting documents: assessment forms



If you have any questions about induction, or wish to return a completed form, please contact the NQT induction coordinator, Carol Vigor, Associate Adviser for Recruitment and Retention.

Email us Email: carol.vigor@westsussex.gov.uk
Phone us Phone: 033 022 23579
Write to us Address:
Room 16, Durban House
Durban Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO22 9RE

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