Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)

Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)

The Department for Education and Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) have been working closely to develop a position on COVID-19 and its impact on statutory newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction. 

The following guidance has been issued an announcement to stakeholders regarding the impact of COVID-19 on NQT induction –

Please refer to this page moving forward as the department will provide updates and guidance directly to this site.

We recommend returning to this page regularly to view additional information the department will release.

Thank you,

Positive Regard TSA

UPDATED: 03/04/2020

It is a legislative requirement of the Department for Education that a Newly Qualified Teacher must be registered with an Appropriate Body.

As lead school within Positive Regard Teaching School Alliance, Springwell Special Academy, Barnsley is our designated Appropriate Body for NQT validation.

As an Appropriate Body, Positive Regard TSA provides bespoke and professional support for over 35 schools, across the following Local Authorities:

Barnsley; Wakefield; Rotherham; Sheffield; Derbyshire; Kirklees; Leeds; Lincolnshire. 

We also welcome schools from other Local Authorities. For further information please email Amy Hinchliffe,

Operations Manager: