For newly qualified teachers (NQTs), induction has a very precise meaning. To be able to continue to teach without restrictions in maintained schools, non-maintained special schools in England, maintained nursery schools, maintained children’s centres and pupil referral units, you must successfully complete the required induction period, equivalent to three terms of teaching, by meeting the Teachers’ Standards (England) or Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership (Wales).

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    Induction checklist

    What you should know before you start your induction, the support you should expect during the induction programme, your timetable, raising concerns and professional development.

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    Observations

    What to expect from classroom observations as a trainee teacher, including feedback, professional reviews and formal assessment meetings.