NQT Support Programme 2018/2019

Over the past few years I (Andrew Binnell) have been increasingly told by headteachers I work closely with that training opportunities on offer to support the development of their NQTs is (putting it bluntly) ‘poor.’

Working closely with headteacher colleagues, I have developed the Impetus Education Solutions:  NQT Support Programme.

Current programme: Impetus-NQT-Support-Programme-flyer-2018-19-1

Cost: £650 (plus VAT) previously for the seven session package (one full day and six afternoon sessions 1pm to 5pm). Schools can send delegates for one off sessions within the programme for £100 (plus VAT) per participant.

The Impetus NQT Support Programme is seven sessions of tailored professional development for Newly Qualified Teachers, who will receive: 

  • Email support to delegates and mentors throughout the course
  • Structured support through triad groupings from colleagues on the programme
  • In-built opportunities to visit other schools
  • Personal tutorials from course tutors

The programme:

  • Is run by high quality and highly experienced facilitators
  • Gives opportunities for NQTs to work together in triad groups, plan together and have the opportunity to be in future contact, and to have opportunities to visit the schools of colleagues also on the NQT Support Programme.  
  • Provides a support day in the summer term which focuses in on preparing NQTs for their Subject Leader roles in Year 2. This is Day Seven of this programme.­­­­


“The programme was extremely useful, the content and sequence of sessions was timed well to fit with my development through my NQT year. The leaders were knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and the content was informative and matched well to what I needed at this stage of my career." 

Tom Ellis, Harris Primary Academy, Chafford Hundred, Thurrock

“Lots of key information given and shared at every session…all NQTs should have the opportunity to complete this training with Impetus Education!!”

Kimberley Fellowes, Hilltop Junior School, Wickford, Essex 

“Brilliant information provided in all sessions.” 

Chloe Webster, St Francis Catholic Primary, Maldon, Essex

“Very interesting and engaging sessions. So helpful in providing key information to help me as an NQT”.

Rebecca Linney, St Peter’s CE Primary School, South Weald, Brentwood

Impetus NQT Programme Of Support: 2018 / 2019

Launch event

19 September 2018 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Course facilitator: Ilse Fullarton

Introductory meeting for NQTs and their Mentors
Venue: St Peter’s CE Primary, South Weald, Brentwood ,CM14 5QN

About the Course Facilitator - Ilse Fullarton

Ilse Fullarton has been an outstanding primary teacher of 13 years, including 2 years delivering within a sports partnership. She is a board member of the Association for Physical Education (East), experienced in workshop delivery at national and international PE conferences, and is an independent consultant for physical education (EYFS/KS1/KS2).

Day one

2 October 2018 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
What is Quality First Teaching?
Course Facilitators: Andrew Binnell and Iain Gunn

  • Non negotiables for best learning
  • Classroom management / behaviour management
  • Assessment for Learning: Session 1

About the Course Facilitator - Andrew Binnell 

Andrew was the successful headteacher of two Church of England primary (VA) schools, leading the latter to make the journey from ‘serious weaknesses’ to ‘outstanding’ (2006 Ofsted inspection) over a 6 year period. He founded Impetus Education Solutions 10 years ago and now leads the team. Andrew is also a registered church school inspector and has led over 55 inspections.

About the Course Facilitator - Iain Gunn

Iain Gunn is currently the headteacher of St Peter’s CE Primary School in Brentwood, which has been judged as ‘outstanding’ in the last three Section 48 inspections. Iain is a SIAMS inspector and has been a National Leader of Education since 2010, working alongside a number of schools who have needed extra support since then.

Day two

17 October 2018 1.00 pm - 5:00 pm
Assessment for learning: Session Two
Course Facilitator: Iain Gunn

  • Strategies that move the learning on within the lesson
  • Using the data to inform next steps
  • High quality formative and summative assessment approaches

Day three

14 November 2017 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
English: Enhancing Subject Knowledge
Course Facilitator: Keely Adams

  • Key subject knowledge in Reading, Writing and Phonics
  • Differentiation: Supporting / stretching and ensuring Mastery (depth)
  • Assessment; Marking and Feedback / Phonics screening check/ The SPAG test

About the Course Facilitator - Keely Adams

Keely Adams is the acting assistant head and English leader at Larchwood Primary School, an ‘outstanding’ school in Brentwood, Essex. She is responsible for the English curriculum throughout KS1 and KS2. Keely currently teaches a year 6 class but also has experience in a range of other year groups. In her previous school, Keely was a school improvement leader where she focused on developing teaching and learning across all subjects. She has also worked as an English adviser for the LA where she supported a number of schools in their development and leadership of English.

Day four

10 January 2019 1.00 am - 5.00 pm
Mathematics: Enhancing Subject Knowledge
Course Facilitator: Janine Blinko

  • Building problem solving and reasoning into every lesson
  • Ensuring Mastery in Mathematics
  • Clarity of progression in Mathematics learning

About the Course Facilitator - Janine Binko

Janine Binko has worked in primary mathematics for many years at many different levels including: subject leader; advisory teacher (ESG funding); deputy head teacher in a large primary school; assessment writer for the National Tests and NfER; senior lecturer, teaching post-graduate trainees, and GTP trainees; author of articles and curriculum materials; CPD provider for a range of LAs and organisations; researcher for QCDA and the NCETM; and a consultant for BEAM Education, Osiris and  Smar+. Janine is actively involved in promoting childrens’ and teachers’ enjoyment and positive view of themselves as creative learners.

Day five

5 February 2019 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
High Quality Provision in PE
Course Facilitator: Children's Health Project
NB: This is a practical session – please dress

  • Understanding the NC
  • Ensuring breadth of provision and coverage of all learning domains#
  • Differentiating PE lessons with skills based learning
  • Planning and assessment of pupils’ progress

Day six

12 March 2019 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Learners
Course Facilitator: Sue Cox

  • SEND: What does it all mean?
  • How to maximize the effectiveness of adult support in the classroom
  • Supporting disadvantaged learners

About the Course Facilitator - Sue Cox

Sue Cox has significant experience as an adviser, with her particular area of expertise lyingin special educational needs, and behaviour and safety. She inspects the following provision: primary, secondary, special, ASD, MLD, SLD, SPLD, HI, PMLD, PD, SLC, VI, BESD, PRU, s162a, as well as EYFS, and Early Years Provision. Sue has been an assistant headteacher for inclusion in a secondary school and has worked in a PRU.

Day seven

13 June 2019 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Preparing for Subject Leadership
Course Facilitator: Jeremy Crook

  • What does a great subject leader need to know and do?
  • What does a subject leader do to support staff and monitor teaching?
  • What does the Headteacher / Governors/ Ofsted expect of the subject leader?
  • Which aspects of the role are most important?

About the Course Facilitator - Jeremy Crook

Until recently Jeremy was a headteacher. He was recognised by Ofsted as an outstanding teacher and an inspirational headteacher, being commended in the 2009 Headteacher of the Year Awards for his work in transforming his previous school. Jeremy now works at as consultant and is the director of a teacher training company. He lectures in initial teacher training, runs a wide range of bespoke training courses, and is a member of the National Curriculum Science Expert Group.

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