Hackney NQT Programme 

The success of the Primary Advantage NQT programme has lead to the programme being  brokered by The Hackney Learning Trust. Leaders from across the Federation facilitate training to NQTs from across the borough and beyond. This is an exciting model that has been well received by both schools and NQTs. It is now in it's fourth year of delivery. 

‘The session leaders are outstanding. The support they give to these trainees, who are at an early stage of their careers [ ] is exemplary.  The impact can be seen through the confidence and skills these trainees possess.’

This induction package offers NQTs access to a comprehensive and tailored programme of training and support throughout their first year of teaching. This programme consists of twenty, half day taught sessions. Each half day session uses experiential learning to unpick an aspect of practice.

Each taught session is followed by a half-day session the following week where NQTs visit each other’s schools in ‘Learning Triads’. This gives the NQTs the opportunity to visit other schools, to observe lead practitioners and to share, observe and analyse each other’s practice. The ‘Learning Triad’ members change each half-term to enable NQTs to see a wide range of practice.

The programme has been tailored to meet the needs of NQTs and reflects their priorities for each term during the year. A whole day’s safeguarding training is also included in the programme.

The taught sessions take place at The Tomlinson Centre. Please note that there are two cohorts of NQTs (Thursday and Friday). This will enable those schools who have a significant number of NQTs to arrange cover more easily and allows us to be able to offer places to more NQTs from Hackney and beyond.

This is a comprehensive full year programme that has been subsidised for all by Hackney Learning Trust.

For more information on the course and how to book please click here

All current NQTs and NQT mentors have access to our portal. Here you will find a bank of resources and training materials. Click on the portal to login. 


Click here to view the NQT Programme 2016-17 brochure.