NQT Manager

Services for Education are continually looking at ways to maximise efficiency of the NQT Induction process that they undertake on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

The new system that we will be using for NQT registration and induction for the 2017/18 academic year is a completely online system called NQT Manager. This allows for a paperless system, whereby you register the NQTs online, fill out the assessments online and update any details online.  No more filling in by hand, storing, filing or postage.   You will still receive support, guidance and visits as you currently do at present, as well as the training we offer and the 3P’s Induction sessions for your NQT’s in September and January.
 

https://labirmingham.nqtmanager.com/Login.aspx

NQT Manager will bring many benefits, both to you and to us as the Appropriate Body for Birmingham local authority.  It is a secure encrypted, password protected system, which is backed up regularly, so all of your data is safe.  As it’s on the Internet, it can be accessed from anywhere – you can work from school, home, office etc.
 
All your historical data is kept together.  This means that before filling out assessments, you’ll be able to look at the previous documents you completed.  The assessments are easy to find and will be there on the system, as and when required for each NQT.  When you’re due to complete an assessment, the system will notify you.  As a school you will have to keep your current and previous cohorts data in line with requirements as paper or electronic, as it will only be the 17/18 academic years data stored on the system.
 
Part time NQTs’  assessment due dates are automatically calculated and the assessments will be added to the system at the correct dates.
 
Everything that you need will be online, in the one place.  As well as accessing your NQTs and assessments, you will have access to documents such as guidance notes and useful links provided by the LA. Registration of NQTs can also be done by school administrators, saving you time.
 
The system is well supported, with help easily available, both through an online helpdesk and telephone support.  There are various online video tutorials to help you too. The system also gives you the opportunity to raise any issues you are having with your NQT. This means that NQTs who are only just meeting the standards can be identified early and given extra support where required.
 
We believe that NQT Manager makes the whole induction process smoother and easier for all of us.  The new system will be available from 15th June 2017, and can be accessed from either www.servicesforeducation.co.uk or directly from https://LAbirmingham.nqtmanager.com . We hope you find it easy to log on and use the system and we look forward to your feedback.
 
We would also like you to know that we are retaining our price structure for the new academic year.  It will remain at £260 for the full induction year as well as pro rata amounts of £180 for two terms and £100 for one term registrations.
 
Supporting your NQTs
 
In order to ensure your NQTs have the best possible start to their career, Services for Education also provides a comprehensive two year programme of professional development specifically focused on those in the early stages of teaching.
 
Whether you are registered with us as the Appropriate Body, or with another provider, access to our Early Career Development (ECD) training programme is flexible – it can be done on an individual basis, where schools can  ‘buy as you go’, or schools can access bundles which are bespoke to individual and school needs, or indeed a combination of both, whichever suits your setting best.
 
The ECD bundle provides the equivalent of 5 full days of training for £945, delivering  a saving of £305 compared to if purchased separately. Schools can mix and match whole day and / or half day courses from a wide ranging menu to suit individual needs and can purchase as many bundles as needed, or to top up with ‘stand alone’ courses.
 
So why choose Services for Education’s Early Career Development Training programme?
 
  • Offers a flexible package, based on current research findings, inspection evidence and best practice, to meet the needs of NQTs / RQTs
  • Procures the best facilitators and trainers, many of which are from our advisory team, established consultants, external experts and school-based colleagues
  • Enables new teachers to feel excited, motivated and confident about their continued professional development
  • Provides excellent value for money and has an unrivalled reputation with schools across the West Midlands.
 
Details of the full range of courses available are contained in the Early Career Development prospectus available here.

Newly Qualified Teachers

Learning and Assessment Service act as the ‘Appropriate Body’ for NQTs on behalf of Birmingham Local Authority to:
  • Maintain a register of NQTs 
  • Monitor support to ensure it’s fair and appropriate 
  • Enable Head teachers to meet their responsibilities
  • Support NQTs who are experiencing difficulties 
  • Liaise with the Teaching Agency
Read more:  pdf  Roles and Responsibilities
 
Statutory Guidance On Induction for Newly Qualified Teachers - DfE June 2013, p29-34
 
From September 2013, all Appropriate Body’s will charge schools to register NQTs following the changes to funding for induction in 2012.
 
Registering with Birmingham has many advantages!

Newly Qualified Teachers and Induction Tutors - Support and guidance 

Your responsibilities as an Induction tutor:
  • Provide and co-ordinate, guidance and effective support for your NQT(s)
  • Carry out progress reviews
  • Carry out three formal assessment reviews during the total of the induction period
  • Take prompt action if your NQT appears to be having difficulties

When an NQT experiences difficulties

We are here to provide telephone, email and if needed in school support.
 
Helpful phone numbers:
Learning and Assessment Service:
0121 366 9931
National College for Teaching and Leadership:
0207 593 5392
Department for Education:
0870 000 2288
Independent Schools:
0203 586 3136

Key things to remember for Head Teachers:

  • Register your NQTs with an Appropriate Body 
  • Check your NQT has been awarded QTS
  • Check your NQT mentors have an up to date knowledge of statutory duty
  • Ensure all NQTs receive their 10% reduced timetable for CPD
  • Use the Teachers’ Standards to assess progress
  • Ensure you have an open and transparent support plan that shows impact of CPD

Reminders / useful information

Deadline for Registration Forms:
  • Autumn Term 2016 16th September 2016
  • Spring Term 2017 13th  January 2017
  • Summer Term 2017 5th May 2017
Deadline for Assessment Forms:
  • Autumn Term 2016 6th January 2017
  • Spring Term 2017 28th April 2017
  • Summer Term 2017 14th July 2017

 

For more information contact:

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Telephone: Learning and Assessment Service on 0121 366 9954 / 9931
 
 
  

 

Newly Qualified Teachers and Induction Tutors - Support and guidance 

 
Your responsibilities as an Induction tutor:
 
  • Provide and co-ordinate, guidance and effective support for your NQT(s)
  • Carry out progress reviews
  • Carry out three formal assessment reviews during the total of the induction period
  • Take prompt action if your NQT appears to be having difficulties
 
When an NQT experiences difficulties
 
We are here to provide telephone, email and if needed in school support.
 
Helpful phone numbers:
Learning and Assessment Service:
0121 366 9931
National College for Teaching and Leadership:
0207 593 5392
Department for Education:
0870 000 2288
Independent Schools:
0203 586 3136
 
Support and Guidance for NQTs
 
Learning and Assessment Service can support you to fulfil your statutory responsibility to provide ‘an appropriate and personalised induction programme’ for  NQT’s.
 
We offer a range of training and CPD that are tailored to meet the specific needs and ensure improved quality of teaching, as well as support and guidance for Induction Tutors
 
LAS also work with school leaders to provide a ‘ high quality extended’ programme that provides cohesive and sustained support that is matched to the needs of the NQT.

*** 2016 - 2017 COHORT ONLY ***
 
 
Where do I send the forms to?
Assessment and registration forms must be sent electronically to:
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