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Newly qualified teachers

You can access information about the support we provide as a Local Authority for newly qualified teachers here. Bedford Borough makes excellent provision and support for its new teachers because we value the energy and enthusiasm they bring to the teaching community.

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.

Recruiting newly qualified teachers

Employing newly qualified teachers (NQTs) can bring many positive benefits for schools, for example:

  • new ideas
  • enthusiasm and energy
  • new skills/subject specialisms
  • opportunities for existing staff to develop coaching and mentoring skills and reflect on their own practice

We hope the below leaflet will help recruit NQTs and enable you to put in place an appropriate programme of induction.

NQT recruitment leaflet (PDF)

NQT induction forms and advice

All the essential forms you will need as an NQT can be found here. 

NQT training news and updates

NQT training dates:

To book a place on any of these courses, please email NQTinduction@bedford.gov.uk

NQT Newsletters:

If you have any suggestions for the next newsletter, please email NQTinduction@bedford.gov.uk.

NQT monitoring survey

We would be grateful if could take a few minutes to complete this survey about the quality of support you have received so far.

With your help, we hope to improve the experience for future NQTs throughout their induction in Bedford Borough.

NQT and induction tutor contacts

For general enquiries please contact: nqtinduction@bedford.gov.uk

Ian Lindsay, Local Authority Co-ordinator for Induction of NQTs
Email: ian.Lindsay@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276680

Judith Lovely, Local Authority contact for NQTs (Confidential and Impartial advice)
Email: judith.lovely@bedford.gov.uk
Tel: 01234 276594

School improvement team

If you have any queries relating to courses on offer or would like to book onto a course, please email: schoolimprovement@bedford.gov.uk