early career teachers (ect) support

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supporting your journey

Your journey into one of the most important professions – teaching - begins now. This is why our commitment to you as a Leeds Beckett student does not stop once you have graduated. We feel it is important that we continue to support and encourage you in your teaching career to ensure that you have a strong foundation to become an outstanding teacher.

We would like to offer you our continued support during your induction period and beyond. This page provides an opportunity for you to engage in professional dialogue and development which can make a real difference in sustaining and developing  your profession across a wide range of areas, all designed to support you in meeting the Teacher Standards and progressing in your teaching career.

NQT Charter - the support we offer to our NQTs

  1. Support hub

    The NQT support web page that contains information about support mechanisms, resources, CPD and blogs from NQTs.

  2. NQT annual conference

    Each year, the Carnegie School of Education will deliver a conference specifically tailored to meet the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of our NQTs. The conference includes workshops and lectures offering excellent CPD which is led by guest speakers and experts in the education field. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

  3. Transition resources

    You will receive a transition document file outlining your progression and identifying strengths and areas for development during your NQT induction year.

  4. Continued learning

    We offer a tailor-made 20 credit Masters level module ‘Reflecting on Professional Practice’ which is geared towards the Teachers’ Standards for NQTs and is also offered to RQTs.

    Another year at our university could help your CV to stand out from the crowd. If you're still hungry for more we offer a full prgramme at Masters level.

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  5. All-year round support

    You'll receive continued support from NQT Coordinators and personal tutors, free CPD opportunities throughout the year and, webinars and recordings on areas of educational interest and development.

Resources and networking

  1. Your induction

    The beginning of your teaching career is an exciting time for you, however, it is not unusual to feel anxious and overwhelmed during this time. You may have some questions and uncertainties that could cause you stress. To help ease the pressure we have gathered material as shared by the teaching community on TES for your reference.

  2. Resources for ECTs

    We've also pulled together a range of resources to help you during your NQT year.

  3. NQT Conference 2020

    The NQT / RQT Conference gives you the opportunity to meet up with colleagues, network and develop new skills to enhance performance in the classroom. Sharing practice with experts in education, the conference contributes towards your career and professional development. View the conference schedules and presentations.

starting your career

Gov.uk advertise vacancies for all schools in England to advertise full-time, part-time and job-share roles. Check regularly to find roles in your area and access our guide to finding employment, this will give you extra advice while you hunt for the perfect teaching job.

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Professional development

We offer a whole range of opportunities to support your career development, from a newly qualified teacher level right the way through to subject leads and middle management roles.

Distance learning online NQT module – Reflecting Professional Practice

We offer a Masters Level 20 credit distance learning module supports Newly Qualified Teachers though their first year in the classroom. The module will enable you to critically reflect on your performance and capability as a teacher working within the context of the Teachers' Standards (See factsheet below for further details).

Download our fact sheet for the NQT distance learning module 'Reflecting on Professional Practice' and submit your application online via the Applicant Portal.

student insights

Hear from our students about studying with us and the support they received from the NQT team.