Brighton NQTs – Early Career Support

A resource for NQTs, RQTs and Alumni



Professional guidelines, developments and priorities
Government induction guidance – click here to see the latest government advice for induction guidance.

National priorities
Visit the University of Brighton website for useful information, articles and practical guides focussed on the current national priorities for education:

  • managing behaviour and discipline
  • English as an additional language (EAL)
  • special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • supporting underperforming groups of pupils
  • challenging bullying.

NQT information from local authorities
Local authorities (LAs) offer support to schools and their NQTs during their statutory induction year.  To support you we have provided you with direct links to LAs within our Partnership area.

Please make the most of these opportunities they are here to help you and click on your relevant area for further details on their programmes:

The Chartered College

NQT Membership

Times Education Supplement
The TES produces guides to support teachers. Below are few guides that we think you may find helpful:

Teacher support networks
The networks listed below may be of interest:

  • The Guardian Teacher Network
  • Education Support Partnership – the UK charity dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of education staff in schools, colleges and university.
  • LGBTed is a network of LGBT+ teachers and leaders, empowering them to be authentic in schools, colleges and universities, to support students and to be an advocate for increasing LGBT+ visibility in our education system.

Union support for NQTs

Become a Teaching Ambassador

The teaching profession needs authentic voices to help people understand if teaching is right for them. The Department for Education would like to invite UoB former trainees who are now qualified, to be one of those voices and become a Teaching Ambassador.

Teaching Ambassadors are proof that real teachers are needed from all walks of life – and help to build a rich tapestry of voices to positively influence children’s lives. They are able to share positive examples of the difference a teacher can make, and represent genuine voices of the highs and lows of the job.

The DfE want to create a place where Teaching Ambassadors can chat and share ideas with like-minded engaged teaching professionals. They also want Teaching Ambassadors to be aware of the huge amount of support, care and attention put into those who want to become a teacher – through the Get Into Teaching service. The DfE will use this group to share information about the national Teaching campaign and updates about the service they offer for candidates who want to apply for teacher training. They will also share opportunities for Teaching Ambassadors to get more involved in their work such as supporting Train to Teach events that will support candidates who are considering becoming a teacher.

If you would like to be involved with this community of ambassadors, please go the private Department for Education Teacher Ambassadors Facebook group and request to join. You will just need to answer the joining questions to confirm you are a current qualified teacher.

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