Information for Newly Qualified Teachers
Affinity Education share positive partnerships with the Teacher Training Universities in South Wales annually attending the University Teacher Fairs in order to meet with Final Year Students in preparation for when they qualify and are seeking to start their career in teaching as Newly Qualified Teachers.
The staff at Affinity Education appreciate that when Final Year Students are coming to the end of their degree it is an exciting but for some a daunting time.
For the majority, the main focus for Newly Qualified Teachers is securing a permanent teaching position. Affinity Education can offer support and suitable employment for NQT's whilst they are seeking a suitable teaching post and also place them within long term and permanent teaching positions.
Final Year Students also have the opportunity to work as an 'un-qualified' Teachers during June and July until Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is awarded in August in preparation to work as Newly Qualified Teachers from September.
You may have already met us at your University Teachers Fair..............
Hayley Stockdale-Smith, Mary Barton & Kirsty Bratchley
Registering with Affinity and what happens next?
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Registering with Agencies
We are aware that there are many agencies to choose from, we would love for you to register only with Affinity Education but appreciate that you may choose to register with several agencies. Therefore we wish to share with you some independent advice and practical tips of working as a Supply Teacher and the professional standards you should expect from an agency.
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Induction for Newly Qualified Teachers
The Welsh Govenrnment has revised the arrangments for induction and early professional development in Wales for NQT's starting from September 2012.
The revised changes include providing greater flexibility in order to allow Supply Teachers to complete their induction period in Wales whilst working as a short-term Supply Teacher.
Please visit this page on the Welsh Government website:-
The General Teaching Council for Wales is responsible for the administration of the funding of the induction programme.
Please visit these pages on the GTCW website:-
Once you have started working as a Short-Term Supply Teacher, please complete the 'Induction as a Short-Term Supply Teacher Notification Form' and send it to the GTCW.
On receipt of this notification the GTCW will send a written response confirming the outcome of the eligibility checks and information about how to record your Short-Term Supply Teaching work.
'Short-Term Supply Teacher' refers to Supply Teachers working on supply via an agency as well as a Local Authority.
There is a statement pending from the Welsh Government Induction Team, which will be present on their website providing Supply Teachers with a definitive description of the qualifying criteria of when Short-Term Supply Teaching would count towards induction. There will also be a selection of FAQ's to provide clarification to the main queries that they have received to date.
Supply Teachers must be able to provide evidence to demonstrate teaching standards for their induction programme therefore the role of 'Short-Term' Supply Teaching must be of the nature of an active teaching role and not that of a Supply Teacher providing general cover and classroom management.
Short-Term Supply Teaching will contribute towards your statutory induction when you are engaging in teaching your subject within an active teaching role and can demonstrate this in your evaluation.
To help complete your Induction period successfully it is your responsibility as a Newly Qualified Teacher to:
- Ensure you are registered with the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW). There is a legal requirement upon your employer to ensure you are registered.
- Make yourself fully aware of the statutory Induction arrangements in Wales and the Practising Teacher Standards.
- Ensure that your Headteacher/Supply Manager is aware that you are a newly qualified teacher and that you are required to complete a period of statutory Induction.
- Inform the GTCW when you start your Induction period by submitting the Induction and Masters in Educational Practice Notification Form. This form, together with further information is available on the web pages above.
- Make your Career Entry Profile available to your school based mentor at the start of your Induction period.
- Use your Induction Profile to keep your own record of your Induction and log all periods of teaching that you undertake as these will all count towards your statutory Induction – this is particularly important if you work part-time, undertake your Induction in part or in full as a short-term supply teacher, have a break in your Induction period or undertake your Induction in more than one school.
- Inform the GTCW if you move schools during your Induction period.
Useful contacts regarding Induction in Wales
The Induction and EPD Funding Team-GTCW
Tel: 029 20460099,
The Induction Team-Welsh Government
01446 772277Email us here