Welcome to Sussex TSA appropriate body NQT CPD

NQT professional development is bespoke to each newly qualified teacher.  Every school will have it’s own induction programme and, as induction continues, tutors and induction coordinators will arrange CPD that best supports each individual NQT in their school.  As your appropriate body we aim to provide professional development that enriches your school experience and deals with issues that individual schools may not have access to facilitators or resources for.

Our Providers

Our NQT CPD programmes are facilitated by third party providers.  Your data is not shared by us with those providers.  While the appropriate body endeavours to secure high quality providers and to curate the programmes, it cannot accept responsibility for third party content or links from the programmes to third party websites or resources.
The professional development provided is not intended to contradict or contest the guidance provided for you in school.

Programme Structure

Each programme consists of between one and eight pre-prepared sessions.  The duration of the sessions is between 20 and 40 minutes.  There is a resource, link or activity to accompany the sessions.  This is used to preface or reinforce the learning from the session. We have a suggested schedule that you might use to guide your approach to the programmes.  All of programmes are available, on demand, to stream at any point in the academic year.
Some of the longer programmes also include a live seminar.  A link is provided for a Google Meet in the programme information.  The live seminars are always scheduled for a Thursday, between 16:00 and 16:30.  The live seminar is an opportunity to you to explore your learning from the programme in more detail, directly with the facilitator.

Getting Feedback

Three times in the academic year we send a newsletter to NQTs with a link to a Google Forms feedback document.  Your evaluation of the CPD is an important part in its development for subsequent cohorts of NQTs.  The evaluation takes less than 10 minutes to complete and your contribution is much appreciated.

Programme Schedule

All live seminars are on Thursdays from 16:00 to 16:30, using Google Meet. A link is provided in the table below.

Autumn Term One

The Brain’s Behind It

Autumn Term Two

Talking Tales

Structural Learning

Spring Term Three

Being Curious Not Furious

Spring Term Four

Applied Psychology

3 Sessions

Assessment for Learning

1 Sessions

Financial Management

1 Sessions

Supporting SEND in Early Years

1 Sessions

Summer Term Five

Learning from SEND

Summer Term Six

The Joy of Not Knowing

8 Sessions

Course Programme

There will be 26 CPD sessions next year, divided into eight programmes:

Assessment for Learning

Programme Description

1 session

This session will revisit and refresh understanding of the key principles of Assessment for Learning (AfL), taking into account how these principles can support teachers to address the particular challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis.

Supporting SEND in Early Years

Programme Description

1 session

Are you a NQT in Early Years practice? Rother TSA conducted a year-long research programme with EY practitioners, exploring what they found to be effective in supporting SEND children.

Inclusive Strategies for Applied Psychology

Programme Description

3 session

The sessions are designed to introduce participants to a range of relevant psychology theories so that they are able to develop inclusive learning relationships and environments.

Finance

Programme Description

1 session

Being Curious, Not Furious – behaviour and learning

Programme Description

8 sessions and 1 live seminar

The Brain’s Behind It: Be A Neuro-Ninja Teacher

Programme Description

8 sessions and 1 live seminar

Andrew says:“Q: What’s the trick we’re missing in schools?
A: That the brain is at the centre of everything we do; yet we don’t teach our students, parents or teachers how it works. Being a neuro-ninja school means connecting your learning community so it works for the whole brain of the whole child for the whole day. Every day.”

Learning from Special Education

Programme Description

8 sessions and 1 live seminar

This programme of study is applicable to all phases, subject or settings.

The Joy of Not Knowing – enquiry in learning

Programme Description

8 sessions and 1 live seminar

A wealth of practical and easy-to-implement ideas for creating an inclusive, inspirational and transformational culture for thinking and learning in the classroom

Structural Learning

Programme Description

4 sessions

The sessions will provide an opportunity to explore ways to improve cognition and make
learning stick.

Talking Tales

Programme Description

3 sessions

Developing skills in the art of oral storytelling and exploring the pivotal role that stories can play in the acquisition of language and literacy.