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The session was excellent. It was refreshing to hear new ideas and get new tips. The presenter was really enthusiastic and passionate and had a wide range of ideas. I'm looking forward to the next session.

Fantastic. The course leader was inspirational and provided numerous ideas for making maths more creative – I will be looking at putting some of these ideas and more into schemes of learning

A very informative day with a good balance of activities. I found it particular useful identifying potential sources of evidence and thinking of questions to ask NQTs to assess them against each standard

Support for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

Leicester Learning Services has an enviable reputation for providing excellent support for newly qualified teachers (NQTs), not only in maintained schools and academies within the city but in academies and independent schools across the region. LLS offer 2 support packages that are designed to complement in-school induction programmes:

1. Appropriate Body Only Package

As the Appropriate Body we have overall responsibility for the quality assurance of induction arrangements for NQTs. Key strands within this role are as follows.

  • NQT registration and all associated administration;
  • guidance provided in Leicester City Council’s induction handbook (The Essential Guide to NQT Induction for Headteachers, Principals and Induction Tutors) with supporting documentation;
  • access for NQTs to a free place on The Essential Guide to NQT Induction training and an NQT handbook;
  • scrutiny of NQT assessment forms; and
  • access to one free ½ day quality assurance visit when an NQT is not meeting standards or a concern is raised as part of the Support Service for NQTs experiencing difficulties.


2. Appropriate Body Plus Package

LLS are justifiably proud of its record of supporting schools and academies in helping NQTs to develop their classroom practice through the provision of a professional development programme which operates throughout the academic year. Key strands of the Appropriate Body Plus Package include:

  • all the strands of the Appropriate Body Only Package;
  • free access to all courses provided in the NQT Professional Development Programme;
  • free access to training for new Induction Tutors, refresher training for experienced tutors and NQT mentors; and
  • access to additional support in the Support Service for NQTs experiencing difficulties.

Schools which opt for the Appropriate Body Only Package may purchase elements of this programme separately. For more details please see the documents below:

For a full overview of our NQT Induction Service Packages and costings please click on the following link:

To subscribe to our services please complete the Funding Agreement document below and return to: 

A full overview of courses in the Professional Development Programme will be available in the autumn with several sessions offered remotely in response to the DfE’s Guidance for full opening – schools July 2.

We welcome enquiries to discuss how we might act as appropriate body on your behalf.

If you would like to discuss how best LLS might support your NQT induction please contact: mark.cordell@leicester.gov.uk Telephone 0116 454 1923

For NQT PLP Course booking support and general enquires please contact nqt@leicester.gov.uk 

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