Newly qualified teachers (NQT) induction

We are delighted to welcome you to Ealing and to your first teaching post. Congratulations on your appointment and the start of your career in teaching.

Induction at a glance

  • All qualified teachers who are employed in a relevant school in England must, by law, have to complete an induction period satisfactorily
  • Statutory induction is the bridge between initial teacher training and a career in teaching
  • The induction year offers systematic professional and personal support to all newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

Key people involved in NQT induction

  • In schools this would be your headteacher / principal, governor, induction tutor / mentor and whole staff
  • In Ealing LA the named contact at the appropriate body is Mirela Temo (NQT and EMA adviser)

The appropriate body (AB) has the main quality assurance role within the induction process. The AB responds to requests from schools and colleges for guidance, support and assistance with NQTs’ induction programmes and provides training for induction tutors.

    Registration and assessment deadlines

    Deadline for registering NQTs

    • Autumn term NQTs starting September 2020 - Deadline - 5 Oct 2020
    • Spring term NQTs starting January 2021 - Deadline - 5 Feb 2021
    • Summer term NQTs starting April 2021 - Deadline - 5 May 2021

    Deadlines for submitting assessment reports

    • Autumn 2020 - 8 December 2020
    • Spring 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
    • Summer 2021 - 18 Jul 2021.

    Please note, any delay to register NQTs on time, may delay the start date of their induction.

    Professional development opportunities

    Ealing primary NQT programme for professional growth 2020/21 (pdf)

    NQT mentors and NQT induction coordinators events at the Ealing Education Centre (EEC):

    Book these events via Ealing CPD online

    NQT induction newsletter September 2020 (pdf)

    Key documentations - Available to download via NQT Manager

    Contacting the Appropriate Body

    Mirela Temo - NQT and Ethnic Minority Achievement Adviser
    NQT induction statutory requirements and procedures, advice, assessments, quality assurance, concerns
    Tel: 0208 825 7986 or Mobile: 07957 637 118

    Ealing induction team - Technical support with NQT manager and administration (e.g. registration, amending records, guidance on using NQT Manager, other general queries)
    Tel: 020 8825 5763 or email:

    Other useful contacts

    NQT Manager
    NQT manager technical support: 08454 686 810

    About NQT Manager and personal data (pdf)

    Teaching Regulation Agency
    Teaching Regulation Agency website - for general enquiries regarding QTS, information on national registration and certificates.
    Tel: 020 7593 5392
    Teacher self-service portal

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    Last updated: 22 Sep 2020