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NQT Resources

As a University of Chichester?alumni NQT, we can support you through?your initial training year and beyond.?

As part of the University of Chichester’s Institute of Education’s ongoing commitment to teacher education, we provide a number of services to develop your professional practice.? These include short courses, bespoke CPD and accredited courses. ?

Continuing Professional Development:

Short courses
Bespoke CPD/Consultancy?
Accredited Courses?


Keeping in Touch

As part of the package of support, we need to track the onward path of our trainees.? Please let us know your current school, contact details and how you are getting on!? Email

National Priorities

Keep up to date with the most recent national priorities for education by clicking on the relevant links below.

Behaviour management and discipline:

Department for?Education: Getting things right?
Department for Education: Behaviour and discipline in schools?

EAL (English as an additional language)

General principles for teaching EAL learners
Government guidelines ‘Developing quality tuition: effective practice in schools

SEND (special educational needs and disabilities)

Government guidelines on SEND?
DfE ‘SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years’
Training materials for teachers of learners with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties

Supporting underperforming groups of pupils

Government ‘Unseen Children’ report
Government policy document ‘Education of disadvantaged children’ (‘Pupil Premium’)

Challenging bullying:

DfE ‘Preventing and tackling bullying’
Ofsted ‘School strategies for preventing and tackling bullying’
Stonewall: a teacher’s guide to tackling homophobic language
NSPCC: research and resources regarding bullying and cyberbullying?

Professional Guidelines

Professional guidelines.?

As an NQT, you are entitled to an induction period in your school; see the fully national NQT Induction Guidelines here?

Local Authority information for NQTs

West Sussex
Brighton & Hove?

Research and ‘CPD 2.0’

What is ‘CPD 2.0’?? CPD 2.0 is the next generation of professional development for teachers.? Using technology and social media, teachers are able to communicate with each other and educational researchers in a way that allows teachers to direct their own development and engage with educational research.?


How to use Twitter – a guide for teachers:?

Using Twitter to enhance CPD?

Why teachers should Tweet?

What can Twitter do for a school department?


TeachMeets (informal conferences organised by teachers, for teachers) have become an incredibly popular way to share good practice and ideas.?


researchEd aims to enable a forum for researchers and teachers to come together to discuss ‘what works’ in education.?

researchEd ‘is a grass-roots, teacher-led organisation aimed at improving research literacy in the educational communities, dismantling myths in education, getting the best research where it is needed most, and providing a platform for educators, academics, and all other parties to meet and discuss what does and doesn't work in the great project of raising our children.’

Making sense of educational research

The ‘what, why and how’ of research engagement

Other Useful Links:

Teaching Union Information


National Curriculum?
TES New Teacher
Guardian Teacher Network
Teacher Support Network
TES Guide to your first year
Archived Teachers’ TV videos