Information for Newly Qualified Teachers

Updated: Mar 9



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-

4pm.


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.


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

teaching.


Induction - Hwb (gov.wales)