NQT/RQT

The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other primary schools.  The sessions are aimed at newly qualified teachers (NQT) and recently qualified teachers (RQT).

Each session is professionally facilitated by consultants, NLEs, SLEs and headteachers with resources to be discussed and shared. Previous consultants have included Jason Bangbala, Andy Meller and Jonathan Lear.

Appropriate Body for NQTs is available here.

NQT Package

New Programme

The highly respected NQT programme has a new look! For 2019/20 NQTs now receive 24 hours over four full day sessions which includes an outdoor learning experience at Chatsworth House.

Building on the very successful programme offered last year and attended by over 60 NQTs, the programme is delivered by Headteachers, SLEs, Devonshire Educational Trust and nationally known education consultants.

The programme covers key areas identified by NQTs themselves including behaviour management; SEND; well-being; and pupil assessment. Course materials are included.

Only £325 for DTSA members £495 for non DTSA members.

NQT Programme 2019-2020

2019 / 2020 Programme:
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Thursday 30 April 2020*
Thursday 18 June 2020

Facilitator: Various – See below
Venue: Rolls-Royce, Nightingale Hall, The Pavillion, DE24 9HY
* Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP
Time: 9am – 4pm

Package Cost: £325 for DTSA Member Schools and £495 for DTSA non Member Schools

To book please email booking@dtsa.org.uk

Session One

Tuesday 1 October 2019
Time: 9-4pm
“Conquering Challenging Behaviour for Effective Learning” with Jason Bangbala”

This is an interactive, practical and realistic session. The primary focus is to provide strategies to deal with inappropriate behaviour in a quick, effective and non-confrontational manner. The session also looks at ways to plan for good behaviour, whilst motivating pupils to behave and minimising disruption.

Session 2

Wednesday 29 January 2020
Time: 9 – 4pm

The day is split into two sessions:

9am – 12pm Curriculum with Karen Puszyznska
The NQT Curriculum session is a specific look at the Ofsted 2019 Framework giving practical suggestions across Key Stages, to help further develop NQT understanding about how Ofsted have developed a research engaged approach and what has motivated this change in inspection regime. This curriculum session will look at meta-cognition, and discuss schemata and linking curricula across areas of knowledge in order to review and revisit knowledge in different contexts: enabling students to make the links recommended by the research that has influenced this important change in direction. This session will be hands on, and encourage staff new to teaching how to think about, and reflect on, their practice so that relevant challenge is provided in classrooms that produce clear and coherent rationale for curriculum design. Showing clear steps of intent; implementation and impact.

1pm – 4pm SEND with Debbie Gerring (NLE) and Alistair Crawford (SLE) (pm)
Our SEND session will explore the needs of our students, the barriers to learning they face and a range of strategies and solutions for NQTs to take back to school. As part of the session we will look at real case studies in our schools and hear feedback from students and expert practitioners regarding the challenges they face and how they overcome them. We will spend some time looking at what life is like through the eyes of a student with autism and look forward to sharing their aspirational stories with you.

Book a place by emailing booking@dtsa.org.uk

Session 3

Thursday 30 April 2020
Time: 9am – 4pm
Chatsworth House Education Visit

The primary National Curriculum now has an emphasis on outdoor learning. Through this popular course we can offer practical advice to help you make the most of the resources around your school and beyond the classroom to inspire teaching and learning within a safe environment.

Using the outside world will create exciting and inspiring investigations that will motivate and engage your pupils to learn.

You will be able to:

  • use a variety of learning environments to identify opportunities to enhance the teaching of science
  • plan safe and stimulating activities that take place outside the classroom
  • use a variety of resources to engage children in outdoor learning

Session 4

Thursday 18 June 2020
Time: 9am – 4pm

The day is split into two sessions:

Well-Being with Felicity King (am)
“If only we had an instruction manual for our mind and wellbeing! This introduction to Mindset Mastery points you to your in-built capacity for resilience and sustainability in a world that seems to want more and more. As a result, you will access tools to regulate a healthy balance in all aspects of life and most importantly, a calmer, confident and satisfied you.”

Leadership with Deborah Outhwaite (pm)
Dr Deb Outhwaite is leading the session on Educational Leadership for NQTs: this will focus on giving new teachers a wider understanding of the current educational landscape, drawing on her multiple roles as a Member; Director; Trustee; and Governor as well as a System Leader in her day job. Deb will use this day with NQTs to highlight the importance of current educational issues such as accountability and performance; SEND; off-rolling and exclusions. But also to begin a conversation with NQTs about where they fit into the system, and the various ways in which they can progress through it: highlighting SLE roles; utilising their MA Ed credits; and highlighting the roles of The Chartered College of Teaching and The Research Schools and show NQTs what support is there for them and how to access it.

Book a place by emailing booking@dtsa.org.uk

NQT Mentor Network

Networks provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools. These sessions are aimed at NQT mentors. each session is professionally facilitated by Dr Deborah Outhwaite with the group determining future agendas. There will be a combination of inputs, group discussion and time for sharing practise.

NQT Mentor Network

Wednesday 15 January 2020
Tuesday 28 April 2020

Facilitator: Dr Deborah Outhwaite
Venue: Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Derby, DE73 5UB
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Individual Session Cost: £40 for DTSA Member Schools and £60 for a Non-DTSA Member Schools, per session

RQT Package

Retaining new colleagues is a national priority and statistics indicate that around 40% of new teachers leave the profession after 4-5 years.

The RQT Programme offers central support and networking for teachers in their second, third and fourth years. It allows teachers to continue to network and support each other, gaining new knowledge and skills to support the early stages of leadership development.

Our facilitators work with the group to design a programme which best reflects their collective needs and will change according to the needs of the group.
Sessions consist of the facilitator’s input, networking, sharing good practice and considering new resources and materials. Opportunities to identify personal professional development needs and building up leadership skills will be provided. There will be a clear focus towards consistently good and outstanding teaching.

The programme will run over the academic year starting October 2019 and consist of 3 afternoon sessions (1-4pm), a one day conference with Jason Bangbala and one day of outdoor learning at Chatsworth.

One Day Conference: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Rolls-Royce, Nightingale Hall, The Pavillion, DE24 9HY

“Conquering Challenging Behaviour for Effective Learning” with Jason Bangbala”

This is an interactive, practical and realistic session. The primary focus is to provide strategies to deal with inappropriate behaviour in a quick, effective and non-confrontational manner. The session also looks at ways to plan for good behaviour, whilst motivating pupils to behave and minimising disruption.

Outdoor Learning Session: Thursday 30 April 2020
Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP

Education Visit – Outdoor Learning 

The primary National Curriculum now has an emphasis on outdoor learning. Through this popular course we can offer practical advice to help you make the most of the resources around your school and beyond the classroom to inspire teaching and learning within a safe environment.

Using the outside world will create exciting and inspiring investigations that will motivate and engage your pupils to learn.

You will be able to:

  • use a variety of learning environments to identify opportunities to enhance the teaching of science
  • plan safe and stimulating activities that take place outside the classroom
  • use a variety of resources to engage children in outdoor learning
RQT Year 3 Programme

2019 / 2020 Programme:

Monday 3 February 2020
Thursday 30 April 2020
Monday 8 June 2020

Venues and Times:
1pm – 4pm
Chellaston Academy, Swarkestone Road, Derby, DE73 5UB

9am – 4pm
Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP

Package Cost: £200 for DTSA Member Schools and £300 for Non DTSA Member Schools