Newly Qualified Teachers
From this page you can access information
about the support we provide as a Local Authority for Newly
Qualified Teachers. Bedford Borough makes excellent provision and
support for its new teachers because we value the energy and
enthusiasm they bring to the teaching community.
Bedford Borough LA
We have 81 schools which includes 10
academies covering all phases. We currently operate a three
tier system where pupils transfer at the ages of 9 and 13. Our
schools serve a variety of rural and urban settings but all are
committed to delivering a first class education to Bedford
Borough's young people.
What is on offer for NQTs
We have a thorough monitoring system that
tracks your progress over your first year. This is supplemented by
a core Induction programme that guarantees the support you need. We
also have a comprehensive professional development programme
offering enrichment opportunities.
All teachers can access the Key Worker Housing
programme and in addition some schools offer incentives to NQTs
such as early start.
Quality of life
Bedford Borough is centrally located, with
fast road and rail links to most parts of the country, and London
is less than an hour away. There are excellent facilities for
shopping, culture and nightlife in Bedford and other nearby towns
like Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Cambridge. However, if
you prefer the quiet life, Bedford Borough is also full
of charming country villages and stunning scenery.
For a copy of
Starting as a Newly Qualified Teacher in Bedford Borough, click
For further information
Authority Co-ordinator for Induction of NQTs
Tel: (01234) 276680