NQT Training Information


IMG 2566 The Griffin Teaching Alliance has developed an extensive programme for primary and secondary newly qualified teachers (NQTs), designed to complement personalised induction programmes provided in the NQT’s own school. This programme is offered to all NQTs in the county and is run on behalf of the local authority.

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme starts with the Welcome to Warwickshire Events held in September. Our events are repeated at two different venues for wider coverage of the county. All NQTs are warmly invited to these annual welcome receptions with an opening address by Nigel Minns, Head of Service, Education and Learning for the Local Authority (southern venue) and Monica Fogarty, Communities Strategic Director for Warwickshire (northern venue).

The event then continues with Key Stage specific sessions devoted to behaviour management. Our speakers are in-service teachers, who will provide hands-on, practical advice that NQTs can use immediately. Research has shown that amongst the top priorities for NQTs is the need to build effective working relationships with their classes, which includes behaviour management techniques that allow the teacher to focus on teaching and learning. We endeavour to provide a guide to planning for behaviour as well as offering on-the-spot techniques.

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Images: were all taken at the NQT celebration event at Ansty Hall Hotel on 15th June 2016.

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Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided so that NQTs can network and chat with each other. Particularly important for NQTs who are the sole trainee at their school.

All NQTs are invited to attend our programme of events for the academic year.


Warwickshire Welcome Event (September 2016)
Welcome address by Warwickshire Local Authority
Positive Behaviour Management: Deflection, distraction, and diversion.
A talk from a recently qualified teacher (RQT) which includes hints and tips for the successful completion of your NQT year. 

Autumn Twilight (16th November 2016 @ North Leamington School and 23rd November 2016 @ Higham Lane School)

Flier NQT November twilight 2016

  • Assertive Communication: Having the difficult conversations
  • Voiceworks


Spring Twilight (Tuesday 7th February 2017 @ Lawrence Sheriff School)

Flier NQT February twilight 2017

Join us for two interactive workshops:

  • Innovative Teaching Techniques using ICT
  • Ask an Expert

Places are limited by the number of computers, so please book early!

SEN Focus (Wednesday 5th April 2017 @ Brooke School, Rugby)

Flier NQT April twilight 2017

  • Involving All

In addition to NQTs, this session will be open to all RQTs who completed their Induction in the last academic year (2015/16).

Summer Celebration Event (Thursday 15th June 2017 @ Ansty Hall )

Join us for a luxury buffet lunch, followed by a keynote speech and two phase specific workshops.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the event, to share in the successes from your Induction year, as well as looking forward to the rest of your teaching careers.
NQT flier Summer 2017

Please click here for a downloadable copy of the NQT Summer twilight flyer

We use well established local teachers and senior leaders to run our workshops.

NQTs are encouraged to follow us on Twitter @NQTWarwickshire from September 2016.

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We use well-established local teachers to run our workshops. All are experts in their respective fields and all have worked extensively in either NQT training or in-house CPD. Since all speakers are still actively teaching, their strategies and tips are always of immediate benefit to NQTs.

Please contact Chris Blay for further information on any of our NQT events.


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