Our induction programme will support NQTs to meet the requirements of their induction period through personalised learning and professional guidance. The programme is designed around the principles of community, collaboration, research and reflection. NQTs are supported by a team of dedicated tutors and a range of facilitators who are leaders in their fields.
NQTs undertaking induction in 2020/2021 are in a unique position. The Covid-19 pandemic caused teacher training institutions to cease regular operations in March 2020 and move learning online. In response, LETTA will offer a series of Specialist Knowledge Development courses covering subject knowledge and pedagogy across the curriculum. These courses can be accessed at no additional cost by NQTs and second year teachers from schools registered on our induction programme.
Personalised induction programme
The personalised induction programme is comprised of training delivered by a range of internationally and nationally recognised specialists, in addition to expertise drawn from local schools. NQTs have access to support from professional tutors, who are trained coaches and experienced teachers. This is balanced against time spent in schools carrying out gap tasks, consolidating new learning and engaging in peer review.
LETTA take wellbeing seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of all our NQTs. All NQTs enrolled on our induction programme have access to face-to-face and/or telephone counselling, financial guidance, money management support, legal information and work-life support including childcare, disability care and tenancy matters.
The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period of Newly Qualified Teachers. This service is included in the LETTA induction programme at no additional cost. Our appropriate body has been developed in partnership with local schools and goes beyond the minimum statutory expectations to ensure the best possible start to the careers of our next generation of teachers.
Specialist knowledge development
In 2020/2021, Specialist Knowledge Development courses will be offered to NQTs and second year teachers from schools registered on our induction programme at no additional cost. These courses will be offered on an opt-in basis. SKD courses will cover a range of primary subject knowledge across the curriculum and evidence-based approaches to pedagogy.
Newly qualified teacher conference
LETTA and THEP will run our second collaborative NQT Conference in 2021. This conference will bring together NQTs from across East London for a day of professional learning, networking and reflection. The conference is free to any NQTs registered on the LETTA or THEP NQT Programmes.
Career development roadmap
LETTA are committed to the ongoing professional development of all our partner teachers. At the end of the induction year, NQTs will have the opportunity to access a range of other professional learning programmes offered by LETTA. These include an Early Career Teacher Programme (Year 2 of ECF), Improving Teacher Programme, Outstanding Teacher Programme, NPQs, New to Leadership Programme, Authentic Leadership Programme and more.