We are a registered Appropriate Body for the formal Statutory Induction process of Newly Qualified Teachers. The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period of NQTs. It is the responsibility of the Appropriate Body to ensure that there is sufficient evidence to support the final decision as to whether an NQT has met the Teachers’ Standards on the recommendation of the Headteacher/Principal. The service is available to all Local Authority maintained schools and Academies. The main responsibility of the Appropriate Body is to quality assure the NQT induction process. The Appropriate Body must monitor and support, assess and guide to ensure procedures are fair and appropriate.

Our aim is to undertake the statutory responsibilities and duties of the Appropriate Body for the professional induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and offer a ‘bespoke’ support package to secure individuals into the early stages of their career progression by working with schools to secure;

  • Induction Tutor and Mentor Training Initial Needs Audit
  • Mentor Standards and Teacher Educator Qualifications training
  • Quality Assurance and registration of induction provision and assessment
  • NQT Networking Opportunities *

It is the responsibility of the employing school to ensure that they commit appropriate resources to the induction of NQTs. It is the responsibility of the Appropriate Body to ensure the quality of this induction provision.

All individuals registered with us for NQT Induction, even those individuals who are employed within the Ninestiles Academy Trust and those who have been through our SCITT provision, can be coordinated through the Teaching School due to us having professional relationship with other Teaching School Alliance’s to resolve any areas where conflict of interest may occur.

Each individual registration is charged at £200

* please note some of the networking opportunities may have additional costs attached, but separate booking will be asked for on an individual basis.

New registrations can be done termly with the following deadlines;

9th September
6th January
24th April

Please complete the following form per NQT being registered. A member of Ninestiles Teaching School will subsequently be in touch to confirm and plan your bespoke package of support.