Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

We run an established and highly successful NQT programme designed to build on your training year, and to further develop your classroom practice, self-evaluation, subject and curriculum knowledge and also to provide a supportive network of colleagues with whom to share ideas, experiences and best practice.

We are very proud of our NQT Induction programme. The programme ensures that your future career and professional development builds on the individual ethos and vision of the academy in which you work, yet recognises where collaboration and best practice can be shared across the Federation. We nurture your professional skills by providing a supportive yet challenging structure where you can flourish and capitalise on the highest standards of learning and teaching.

Your NQT year at Harris will include:

  • A mentor, who will meet with you each week and provide regular support so that you continue to develop excellent classroom practice.
  • Subject and age phase specialist training from our central team of consultants and outstanding practitioners, offering an opportunity to develop specific skills and to develop networks with colleagues across the Federation.
  • A welcome Conference early in the autumn term to introduce the Induction Programme and to meet key staff, featuring high-profile keynote speakers and high-quality workshops

To discuss the support and mentoring we can provide as part of our first class NQT Programme, please contact our Central Recruitment Team on or call 020 8253 7777.

We can help to arrange academy visits, tours and informal conversations with our principals to ensure you secure the best possible job as a new qualified teacher with the Harris Federation.