NQT Training: Striving for Excellence
Course Date: 
21 September, 2017
Future Dates: 
12 October, 2017 16 November, 2017 25 January, 2018 15 March, 2018 26 April, 2018 14 June, 2018
Course Times: 
1.30 - 4.00pm
Exwick Heights Primary School
FREE for members of Exeter Consortium and £480 for non-members

Please note: you only have to book once for all sessions. Once booked, you are expected to attend all sessions.

Please note: If you book on to this course but fail to undertake the programme, you will be charged a total of £250 in line with our cancellation policy. 

This essential NQT training course is delivered by Emma Slaven, a nationally recognised NQT Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) and an experienced outstanding primary practitioner. All sessions will take place at the highly regarded Teaching School, Exwick Heights Primary, where Emma is the Deputy Headteacher.
The seven session course will fully support and complement your own school based NQT training and aims to unpick the characteristics of good and outstanding teaching and learning which underpin pupil progress. The sessions will be personalised and adapted to the needs of the attendees and will be focused on developing a secure understanding of the Teaching Standards.

Training content to include:

  • NQT expectations & entitlements
  • Progressing learning through effective marking feedback
  • Planning and differentiation for all groups of children
  • Understanding and using assessment and data to take learning forward
  • Working effectively with colleagues and support staff
  • Developing good learning behaviours
  • Working with parents and carers to embed learning

The training will be comprised of six afternoons spread across the academic year (Dates: 21/09/17, 12/10/17, 16/11/17, 25/01/18, 15/03/18, 14/06/18); plus one full day (26/04/18) when the NQTs will be able to observe and explore high quality teaching and learning in a local school. Experienced Senior Leaders /SLEs will also be drawn upon for key sessions. 

Emma Slaven is the Deputy Headteacher at Exwick Heights Primary School, a larger than average outstanding primary and teaching school located in the heart of Exeter. She has been a teacher for 20 years and has taught in a variety of settings and year groups. Having been involved in the professional development of Newly Qualified Teachers for many years, supporting staff early in their profession is a real passion of hers. She was on the team of the successful Exeter Consortium training course last year; is the Induction Tutor in her own school and has been awarded the recognition of a  ‘Special Leader in Education’ as a NQT specialist. 


“This course is a fantastic opportunity to meet with other people at the same stage in their career as you.  You can share ideas and issues that you may have encountered in a safe and positive environment to help you develop as a practitioner, which is so helpful during such an intense year.  Not only has the course allowed me to share and borrow ideas from other NQT's to improve my own practice, but it has helped expand my network as well as reconnect with people I trained with.” - Elizabeth O'Leary, NQT – Woodbury C of E Primary School.

“It's great to have a place to come together with other NQTs to share experiences; you learn so much from, and are always inspired by, other people in a similar situation.” Michael Marks, NQT - Montgomery Primary School.

"This has been without doubt a fantastic course that's extremely informative and highly supportive. With the guidance and experience of our course leader, you truly feel prepared to start your new career teaching." Pat Baldwin, NQT - Wynstream Primary School.

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Booking and Cancellation Policy

Course location, programme and any course materials will normally be sent to you prior to the start of the course. All cancellations must be sent in writing as soon as the applicant is aware that they are unable to attend. If the cancellation is received 6 weeks (or 30 working days) or more prior to the start of the course, cancellation will be free of charge. If the cancellation is received between 6 weeks and two weeks (10 working days) prior to the start of the course a cancellation charge of 50% of the course fee will apply. If the cancellation is received after this point a cancellation charge of 100% of the course fee will apply. Exeter Consortium has the right to amend or cancel any courses as a result of unforeseen circumstances.

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