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What is NQTSpace?

NQTSpace is an online platform available to you 24/7 which complements and enhances the NQT induction process. NQTSpace enables NQTs to evaluate their progress against the Teachers’ Standards, identify their key development areas and progress these aspects of their teaching as they move through their induction period.

NQTSpace is aligned to the Teachers’ Standards and provides expert advice, high quality professional development materials and a range of resources. It supports NQTs in developing strategies to manage their workload and maintain their wellbeing to become resilient teachers who wish to sustain and develop their teaching career.

Once subscribed, NQTs will be able to:

  • Audit their progress against the Teachers’ Standards
  • Access on demand professional development activities aligned to the Teachers’ Standards
  • Action plan based on the identified areas for development
  • Download high-quality resources and useful information
  • Read ‘Thought Leadership’ articles written by experts in their field
  • Watch helpful ‘Top Tips’ videos
  • Benefit from invaluable advice through our ‘Ask the Expert’ feature
  • Network with other NQTs via ‘NQT Connect’

NQTSpace Development Approach

The NQTSpace Development Approach is based upon a self-evaluation, development and review cycle. NQTSpace provides a variety of professional development on-demand training sessions, alongside a wealth of resources to help address areas of development to meet the Teachers’ Standards. NQTs may wish to complete each stage independently, or work in partnership with the NQT mentor to complement the mentoring received in school. For those teachers who have recently successfully completed the NQT induction, the NQTSpace development approach will provide structure and guidance for moving into the performance management process.

The NQTSpace Development Approach:

Self-Evaluation against the Teachers’ Standards

The self-evaluation tool, based on the Teachers’ Standards, is easy to use and is accessible throughout the induction period. It can be completed independently or alongside the NQT mentor as part of the termly progress reviews. Once completed, the self-evaluation tool will highlight the NQT’s strengths and areas for further development to feed into the NQT development plan.

The self-evaluation uses a simple RAG rating. The RAG system is a popular method of rating for issues or status reports, based on Red, Amber and Green colours used in a traffic light rating system.

Professional Development

Once completed, the self-evaluation will identify which Teachers’ Standards require further development.

Written by a team of experts in education, our on-demand professional development activities provide the training and guidance needed to support the NQT in developing their professional practice. Our Professional Development activities are directly linked to the Teachers’ Standards as well as providing guidance on understanding the induction process and managing teacher wellbeing and workload.

You can find out more about our Professional Development here.

Resources

NQTSpace provides a wide range of high quality resources to support NQTs, including:

Top Tips: providing invaluable advice and guidance for successful teaching and wellbeing
Thought Leadership Articles: written by experts and covering a wide range of topics to develop teachers’ professional practice
Induction Resources and Newsletters: useful resources and templates to help organise and manage NQT induction
Latest News: keeps NQTs up to date with the latest news in education

Ask the Expert

Every month, NQTSpace invites an expert to answer Frequently Asked Questions relating to their field of expertise within education. NQTSpace subscribers can benefit further by submitting their own questions for our experts to answer.

NQTConnect

Access peer-to-peer support.

Search our database and connect with other NQTs to create a network of support. Match with those in the same school type, phase or who teach the same subject.

Find out more on our NQTConnect page here.

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