This service is available for Academies and Maintained schools


Ealing LA acts in the role of the Appropriate Body (AB) for Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) induction and:

  • ensures that schools fulfil their NQT induction duties
  • has the main quality assurance role in the NQT induction process
  • decides whether an NQT has met the teacher standards

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Academic year 2020/21

Ealing Appropriate Body offers:

  • a comprehensive NQT service that ensures all schools are supported throughout the year with statutory induction of their NQTs.
  • The core service includes all AB statutory functions as well as online and face to face advice and support, a secure online and paperless assessment facility, resources and NQT Induction events:
    • welcome events for all NQTs in the autumn and spring term
    • NQT mentor/tutor information events/ briefings and other updates via regular online newsletters
    • resources on the bespoke Ealing Grid for Learning websites and NQT manager
  • All Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP) schools have the NQT AB service included in their subscription for 2019-21
Additional / buy back services 

All Ealing Learning Partnership (ELP) schools have the NQT AB service included in their subscription for 2019-21

Additional charges

There are additional charges where a school wishes to:

  • Reduce the length of induction for an NQT
  • Extend the induction period for an NQT
  • Determine completion of induction year and exemption from induction year (eg in the absence of relevant paperwork)
  • Request additional bespoke consultancy and support relating to the induction year
  • (administrative charges may apply when registrations and assessments are late).

Ealing also offers an excellent training programme for NQTs, delivered by the LA in partnership with ELP schools, which schools can attend free of additional charge if they buy the separate CPD SLA or access on a pay as you go basis at advertised rates via

Office hours:

Admin hours Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm

Service directors:

Julie Lewis

More detailed information:

As Appropriate Body Ealing will:

  • deliver its statutory duties as the AB
  • register NQTs with the AB and the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA) and inform the school if the NQT has not been registered correctly
  • read/review and quality assure assessment reports every term
  • make the final decision on whether the NQT’s performance against the relevant standards is satisfactory or whether an extension is required and notifies the TRA
  • carry out quality assurance visits and document sampling with at least 10% of schools and colleges registered with Ealing AB
  • liaise with schools and provide relevant information and advice on NQT induction procedures, statutory guidance and NQTs causing concern, including up to 2 school visits if necessary
  • maintain records and assessment reports online and support schools and colleges with the secure online system ‘NQT Manager’ for 6 years

View the NQT AB 2020/21 brochure (Log in required)


Additional contact information 

To enquire about the Ealing appropriate body service contact Ealing NQT Induction team

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Last updated: 04 Mar 2020