WHY Pick us?

As a teaching school we are also an Appropriate Body for the induction period of newly qualified teachers.  This role was previously centrally funded and carried out exclusively by Local Authorities but our teaching school can now offer this service to Primary schools across Hertfordshire, and beyond.  All  headteachers, school staff and governing bodies need to be familiar with Statutory Guidance for the induction of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) as set out by the Department for Education, the Statutory Guidance can be found here.

What is our offer?

The Wroxham Teaching School is an Appropriate Body for Primary NQTs

As a teaching school we are an accredited Appropriate Body for the induction of newly qualified teachers.  We have successfully carried out this role since 2013. We welcome NQTs from our alliance schools and from other neighbouring schools across Hertfordshire, Barnet, Enfield, Essex, Bedfordshire,


Costs for Schools Registering Primary NQTs

Option 1 - Appropriate Body Service


For the Appropriate Body service the registration charge for each NQT is £295 for the first 2x NQTs from the same school, then £195 for 3rd and subsequent registered NQTs.  The induction event on Monday the 16th of September 2019 will be included for both NQTs and Mentors.

Option 2 - Appropriate Body Service and Training


In addition to the registration we will also offer a training package.  If you wish to combine both the registration and training for your NQT the costs will be £495 for the first 2 NQTs and then £395 for 3rd and subsequent registered NQTs.  

The training package will include:-

  • Registration fee and Induction date (as above)

  • 50% off all courses from main website

  • 3x NQT ‘Spotlight’ courses of choice

  • 1x morning lesson observation

  • NQT moving on session

Registering NQTs

  • All NQTs in England, must by law satisfactorily complete an induction period. Our role as the Appropriate Body, is to quality-assure the induction process.

  • As soon as an NQT is appointed, please register through our website if you wish our teaching school to be the Appropriate Body.

  • We shall need evidence from the Teaching Agency that the NQT has achieved QTS prior to beginning the induction process.

  • We will need details of the NQT start date for induction.


Lesson Observation mornings (registered NQTs only*)

These sessions, led by Jenny Bramley (NQT Induction leader), will provide an opportunity to be inspired by observing outstanding practice at The Wroxham School.  There will be an opportunity to discuss the teaching observed and reflect on how it may impact on practitioners own classroom practice. We will try, wherever possible, to place NQTs in comparative year groups to maximise learning opportunity. There are limited spaces available for these sessions so please book promptly to avoid disappointment. The dates for these sessions are:

Oct 8th Observation Morning

Oct 23rd Observation Morning


Feb 5th Observation Morning

9th June Observation Morning


Link to all of the Spotlight Courses

* For registered NQTs, if your registration included the Option 2 ‘training package’  then you can attend one observation morning for free as part of your package, but places must be booked online.  Any additional observation mornings can be booked but will incur an additional charge of £45.  Option 1 NQTs are welcome to attend an observation morning, but at the usual price of £45.


NQT and Mentor Induction Day 2019/20

We are running our Induction Day for NQTs and Mentors on Monday the 16th of September 2019.  Our NQTs will come for the morning, 9.30am-12.00pm and our Mentors will come in the afternoon, 1:30pm-3:00pm.  We will share all of the relevant information about the NQT year as well as being available for questions and advice.


NQT & Early Career Teachers

Spotlight Training Programme 2019/20


The twilight sessions below are all available in the 'Training Events' section of our site.  Jenny Bramley will be available during all the Spotlight sessions. These sessions are open to all NQTs and early career teachers (see costs below).  


Spotlight on Working with Parents

Establishing excellent relationships with families and parents is very important.  However, as a newly qualified teacher the prospect of liaising with parents and other adults in the school can seem very daunting.  Jo Turner and Jenny Bramley will help delegates to ensure that they are fully prepared to work with parents and adults in a positive way that will enhance every child’s learning.


Spotlight on Reading for Pleasure

Nicky Easey and Lucy Espinasse will discuss theory and practice around developing a culture of reading for pleasure across the school. Practical ideas, that have successfully implemented at Wroxham School, will be shared with delegates.


Spotlight on Mastery Maths

Sally Barker, Maths Mastery Specialist and teacher at Wroxham, will share the principles of Mastery teaching for both KS1 and KS2. There will also be an opportunity to explore resources developed for this model of teaching.


Spotlight on Science  

This session will be led by Jenny Bramley, Science co-ordinator at Wroxham.  This will be a practical session looking at resources, books and activities.  There will be an opportunity to look at how to embed the ‘working scientifically’ aspect of the national curriculum into science lessons.  


Spotlight on Assessment

This session will be led by Nicky Easey, Deputy Headteacher and Assessment lead at Wroxham. There will be an opportunity to look at different assessment strategies and how they support the learning process.  Formative and summative methods will be shared and a there will be discussion about how both processes support parent consultations and report writing.

Spotlight on Phonics

Jo Turner will lead a session on the teaching of phonics across EYFS and KS1. She will share a progressive model across the age range and also discuss how to successfully implement planning for the Phonics Screening test.


Spotlight on Grammar

The KS2 Grammar session will be led by Roisin O’Hagan and Lucy Espinasse from Wroxham and will discuss how to incorporate grammar teaching into planning, as well as how to structure discrete sessions to teach specific aspects of the curriculum for KS2.


Spotlight on  EYFS

Jo Turner will run this session which will share how we align the Early Years Foundation Stage with the principles of Learning without Limits at Wroxham.  The session will be run in the EYFS unit at Wroxham and there will be a chance to explore the setting including the outdoor environment.


Spotlight on Using ICT in the classroom - full day course

Technology is key to teaching and learning.  If you are interested in seeing how you can incorporate the likes of Twitter, Blogging, Green Screens and much more into your daily teaching, this is the session to attend.  You will have the chance to look at and use a huge number of resources and will be able to leave the session with access to a website that will direct you to everything you have seen during the session and much more.  This will be an opportunity to ask questions and find out what would be the best tech approaches for the children you have in your class. This session is led by Roger Billing, Head of The Wroxham School.

Spotlight on Writing for Pleasure

Nicky Easey and Tom Ritson will lead a practical session sharing ideas around the development of writing for pleasure at Wroxham School. Delegates will leave with a number of resources to try in their classrooms.

NQT Moving Forward and end of year celebration

This is a free closed session for registered NQTs only, this  is an opportunity for NQTs to plan next steps in their career in terms of subject leadership and career progression. It will also be a celebration of achievements in the last 12 months.


All sessions are open to registered* and non-registered NQTs, early career teachers and TAs.


Per session cost



* For registered NQTs, if your registration included the Option 2 ‘training package’  then a choice of any 3 x Spotlight courses are included free of charge as part of your package but places must be booked online.  Any subsequent Spotlight courses can be booked but will incur an additional charge as above.


To book please visit out Training Events Page - courses for the 2019/20 year will be added in early May.

Useful documents for the NQT year

For more information or to register please visit   www.wroxhamtla.org.uk  

or contact  Nafia Theodotou -  nqt@thewroxham.net


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