As an established education agency, Affinity Education share positive
partnerships with the Teacher Training Universities in South Wales and are
invited to annually attend the University Teacher Fairs in addition to holding
independent recruitment days 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.
We are also invited by Secondary Schools to meet with the Final Year
Students whilst they are on placement at their schools.
This year Cardiff Metropolitan University are hosting a virtual
teaching agency fair which will take place on Friday 19 th March 10-
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
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
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
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 would be happy to
share some independent advice and practical tips of working as a Supply
Teacher and the professional standards you should expect from an
agency-available upon request.
Statutory Induction for Newly Qualified Teachers
Induction is a statutory requirement for all newly qualified teachers (NQTs)
in Wales who have gained Qualified Teacher status (QTS). The statutory
induction period provides all newly qualified teachers with a transition from
initial teacher education and training to effective professional practice.
Induction can be completed whilst working as a long-term Supply Teacher
(typically during a period of three full school terms) and can also complete
induction whilst working as a short-term Supply Teacher. There is no time
limit to completing the required sessions but NQT’s must provide evidence
of meeting all the relevant professional standards. The Welsh Government
acknowledge that Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s) in Wales will
understandably be concerned about the potential impact of COVID-19 on
their statutory induction. Revised guidance has been provided to
accompany new Regulations that have been made to ensure that NQT’s
are not disadvantaged during this time.
In summary, the revised guidance allows NQT’s to focus on demonstrating
that they meet the professional standards and developing a comprehensive
induction profile. An NQT who meets the standards can successfully
complete induction as long as they have completed 110 sessions of
Induction - Hwb (gov.wales)