WLTA NQT Course Information

We are currently taking bookings for the following NQT courses for 2020-21. You can book via Teaching School Administrator, Raj Powar at RPowar@montpelier.ealing.sch.uk or by calling 020 8997 5855.

NQT: Understanding the Professional School Environment - Expectations Accountability, Workload & Wellbeing - 20/001

This NQT course is designed to support NQTs make the shift of mindset required to move from being a student or trainee to being a professional teacher in a school environment. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Expectations – the expectations schools have of professional teachers.
  • Tools for self-management – a toolkit that supports NQTs to meet professional expectations, positively impact student attainment whilst managing workload and maintaining positive wellbeing
  • Teacher performance: how it’s measured, staff appraisal and a teacher’s responsibilities to their pupils including marking, assessment and handling data
  • Roles and relationships within a school – what is appropriate conduct for a teacher with children, colleagues, parents and carers they meet at school and what are the roles and responsibilities of the Senior Leadership Team at school?
  • Governance – the role of governors within a school and how that relates to the day to day responsibilities of a teacher
  • Teacher Conduct – the importance of adhering to Teacher Standards and understanding a school’s disciplinary policy

Date: Wednesday 23/09/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Understanding the Professional School Environment - Expectations Accountability, Workload & Wellbeing - 20/002

This NQT course is designed to support NQTs make the shift of mindset required to move from being a student or trainee to being a professional teacher in a school environment. Topics covered in this session include:

  • Expectations – the expectations schools have of professional teachers.
  • Tools for self-management – a toolkit that supports NQTs to meet professional expectations, positively impact student attainment whilst managing workload and maintaining positive wellbeing
  • Teacher performance: how it’s measured, staff appraisal and a teacher’s responsibilities to their pupils including marking, assessment and handling data
  • Roles and relationships within a school – what is appropriate conduct for a teacher with children, colleagues, parents and carers they meet at school and what are the roles and responsibilities of the Senior Leadership Team at school?
  • Governance – the role of governors within a school and how that relates to the day to day responsibilities of a teacher
  • Teacher Conduct – the importance of adhering to Teacher Standards and understanding a school’s disciplinary policy

Date: Wednesday 30/09/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Behaviour for Learning & Pupil Motivation - Managing Your Class and Building Learning Power - 20/003

This NQT course gives teachers the strategies and tools to build where barriers to learning such as low-level disruption are effectively removed and the classroom environment and culture supports pupils to develop the habits and attitudes of confident, curious and independent learners. The topics covered include:

  • Reflection and evaluation of the first days/ weeks of teaching
  • Why Behaviour Management matters? Low-level disruption as a barrier to learning
  • Four key aspects: expectations, responsibility, routine and relationships – maximising pupil learning and success
  • Why routines are powerful
  • Behaviour feedback

Date: Wednesday 14/10/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Behaviour for Learning & Pupil Motivation - Managing Your Class and Building Learning Power - 20/004

This NQT course gives teachers the strategies and tools to build where barriers to learning such as low-level disruption are effectively removed and the classroom environment and culture supports pupils to develop the habits and attitudes of confident, curious and independent learners. The topics covered include:

  • Reflection and evaluation of the first days/ weeks of teaching
  • Why Behaviour Management matters? Low-level disruption as a barrier to learning
  • Four key aspects: expectations, responsibility, routine and relationships – maximising pupil learning and success
  • Why routines are powerful
  • Behaviour feedback

Date: Wednesday 21/10/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Your First Year - An Essential Toolkit for Managing Your Health, Wellbeing & Personal Effectiveness - 20/005

This NQT course is delivered by an award-winning consultancy which delivers coaching and training programmes that focus on improving executive performance whilst building personal sustainability and resilience. Their approach is to support NQTs by giving them a powerful ‘tool kit’ of psychological models to enable them to take control of challenging situations and to stay positive even when they’re being stretched to their limit by the demands of their new role and responsibilities.

  • Develop a strong sense of being valued and supported
  • Master breathing techniques that allow you to lower your heart rate and blood pressure
  • Learn how to thrive during challenging times
  • Successfully manage relationships while staying calm and positive
  • Enhance effectiveness whilst managing workload to ensure a healthy work-life balance and longterm positive well-being

Date: Wednesday 11/11/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Your First Year - An Essential Toolkit for Managing Your Health, Wellbeing & Personal Effectiveness - 20/006

This NQT course is delivered by an award-winning consultancy which delivers coaching and training programmes that focus on improving executive performance whilst building personal sustainability and resilience. Their approach is to support NQTs by giving them a powerful ‘tool kit’ of psychological models to enable them to take control of challenging situations and to stay positive even when they’re being stretched to their limit by the demands of their new role and responsibilities.

  • Develop a strong sense of being valued and supported
  • Master breathing techniques that allow you to lower your heart rate and blood pressure
  • Learn how to thrive during challenging times
  • Successfully manage relationships while staying calm and positive
  • Enhance effectiveness whilst managing workload to ensure a healthy work-life balance and longterm positive well-being

Date: Wednesday 18/11/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Early Reading, Reading Across Age Groups & Ensuring Access to the Whole Curriculum - 20/007

This NQT session will provide a foundation to the key practices of early reading provision and developing reading across the age groups to ensure full access to the curriculum for all children. The topics covered in this module include:

  • The critical importance of all pupils becoming effective readers who love books
  • Reading theory
  • The effective teaching of phonics
  • Creating language-rich environments across all age groups (and the inclusion of ‘real’ books)
  • The importance of developing pupils’ talk
  • How to apply reading skills across the whole range of curriculum subjects

Date: Wednesday 25/11/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Early Reading, Reading Across Age Groups & Ensuring Access to the Whole Curriculum - 20/008

This NQT session will provide a foundation to the key practices of early reading provision and developing reading across the age groups to ensure full access to the curriculum for all children. The topics covered in this module include:

  • The critical importance of all pupils becoming effective readers who love books
  • Reading theory
  • The effective teaching of phonics
  • Creating language-rich environments across all age groups (and the inclusion of ‘real’ books)
  • The importance of developing pupils’ talk
  • How to apply reading skills across the whole range of curriculum subjects

Date: Wednesday 02/12/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Science - Working Scientifically and Creating Engaging Lessons in Science - 20/009

This course will help NQTs to develop subject knowledge in relation to the skills of working scientifically and how to assess these in class in order to ensure positive impacts in pupil engagement and progress in Science.

  • Participants will extend their understanding of different types of investigation and be given an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities as well as consider planning, knowledge and assessment implications.
  • NQTs will explore different ways to structure a unit and gain practical ideas for how to make practical sessions more manageable and fun. They will leave with knowledge of useful resources to use in class and a range of immediately implementable teaching strategies for Science, including classroom and behaviour management.

Date: Wednesday 09/12/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Science - Working Scientifically and Creating Engaging Lessons in Science - 20/010

This course will help NQTs to develop subject knowledge in relation to the skills of working scientifically and how to assess these in class in order to ensure positive impacts in pupil engagement and progress in Science.

  • Participants will extend their understanding of different types of investigation and be given an opportunity to participate in hands-on activities as well as consider planning, knowledge and assessment implications.
  • NQTs will explore different ways to structure a unit and gain practical ideas for how to make practical sessions more manageable and fun. They will leave with knowledge of useful resources to use in class and a range of immediately implementable teaching strategies for Science, including classroom and behaviour management.

Date: Wednesday 16/12/20
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Writing & Grammar - an Essential Toolkit for Teachers - 21/001

This NQT session will encourage NQTs to explore how to teach writing and grammar in engaging and inclusive ways that inspire children to write, gain confidence with grammatical concepts and prepare for the SPAG tests. The content of this essential course includes:

  • Usage and understanding of key grammatical terms
  • Tools and strategies to teach grammar in the context of supporting the improvement of pupils’ writing
  • Preparing for the grammar element of the SPAG tests
  • Facilitating progression in children’s writing – the role of marking
  • Writing in the context of the requirements of the National Curriculum
  • Writing in different genres: fiction/non-fiction and narrative/non-narrative
  • Attendees will be given interactive activities to take back to their schools to enhance the learning of grammar across all age groups

Date: Wednesday 06/01/21
Time:  14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Writing & Grammar - An Essential Toolkit for Teachers - 21/002

This NQT session will encourage NQTs to explore how to teach writing and grammar in engaging and inclusive ways that inspire children to write, gain confidence with grammatical concepts and prepare for the SPAG tests. The content of this essential course includes:

  • Usage and understanding of key grammatical terms
  • Tools and strategies to teach grammar in the context of supporting the improvement of pupils’ writing
  • Preparing for the grammar element of the SPAG tests
  • Facilitating progression in children’s writing – the role of marking
  • Writing in the context of the requirements of the National Curriculum
  • Writing in different genres: fiction/non-fiction and narrative/non-narrative
  • Attendees will be given interactive activities to take back to their schools to enhance the learning of grammar across all age groups

Date: Wednesday 13/01/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Mathematics - Developing Teaching & Learning for Greater Pupil Engagement & Mastery - 21/003

NQTs will be supported in developing their understanding of the four operations and the expectations for teaching the different mental and written methods.

  • The course will focus on how best to use concrete and pictorial representations to build up to teaching written calculations and a wide range of techniques, methods and resources will be demonstrated and shared.
  • Attendees will have the chance to observe maths being taught across the school

Date: Wednesday 20/01/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Mathematics - Developing Teaching & Learning for Greater Pupil Engagement & Mastery - 21/004

NQTs will be supported in developing their understanding of the four operations and the expectations for teaching the different mental and written methods.

  • The course will focus on how best to use concrete and pictorial representations to build up to teaching written calculations and a wide range of techniques, methods and resources will be demonstrated and shared.
  • Attendees will have the chance to observe maths being taught across the school

Date: Wednesday 27/01/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT - Assessing Pupil Progress – Marking, Purposeful Feedback & Assessment for Learning - 21/005

The aim of this session is to ensure a clear understanding of the purposes and processes of effective assessment, marking and feedback to pupils in order to maximise progress and support pupils in becoming effective learners. The topics covered include:

  • Assessment is essential for measuring a pupil’s learning and should be used in ways that promote student learning; whether learning the subject or broader level
  • How effective marking and feedback is integral to good teaching and learning processes
  • Empowering pupils to be actively involved in understanding how they are making progress, helps to embed learning swiftly and enables accelerated learning

Date: Wednesday 03/02/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT - Assessing Pupil Progress – Marking, Purposeful Feedback & Assessment for Learning - 21/006

The aim of this session is to ensure a clear understanding of the purposes and processes of effective assessment, marking and feedback to pupils in order to maximise progress and support pupils in becoming effective learners. The topics covered include:

  • Assessment is essential for measuring a pupil’s learning and should be used in ways that promote student learning; whether learning the subject or broader level
  • How effective marking and feedback is integral to good teaching and learning processes
  • Empowering pupils to be actively involved in understanding how they are making progress, helps to embed learning swiftly and enables accelerated learning

Date: Wednesday 10/02/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: EYFS - Outstanding Practice in the Early Years (suitable for all EYFS teachers) - 21/007

Suitable for all EYFS practitioners, this interactive course will provide an opportunity for participants to observe teaching and learning in the classroom and reflect upon what makes good and outstanding practice in EYFS. The cycle of observation, assessment and planning is at the core of Early Years practice. In this course all three will be discussed following a learning walk and lesson observation.

  • Attendees are given the chance to practise their observation skills and engage in professional dialogue about how meaningful on-going assessment impacts upon planning and provision.
  • Participants will develop their understanding of good practice in the context of the revised framework in relation to the observation, assessment and planning cycle.
  • There will be plenty of time for discussion and the sharing of good practice and attendees will leave with a wealth of strategies to try out in their own setting.

Date: Wednesday 24/02/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: EYFS - Outstanding Practice in the Early Years (suitable for all EYFS teachers) - 21/008

Suitable for all EYFS practitioners, this interactive course will provide an opportunity for participants to observe teaching and learning in the classroom and reflect upon what makes good and outstanding practice in EYFS. The cycle of observation, assessment and planning is at the core of Early Years practice. In this course all three will be discussed following a learning walk and lesson observation.

  • Attendees are given the chance to practise their observation skills and engage in professional dialogue about how meaningful on-going assessment impacts upon planning and provision.
  • Participants will develop their understanding of good practice in the context of the revised framework in relation to the observation, assessment and planning cycle.
  • There will be plenty of time for discussion and the sharing of good practice and attendees will leave with a wealth of strategies to try out in their own setting.

Date: Wednesday 03/03/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Effective Time Management - Building Resilience & Positive Wellbeing - 21/009

This course offers clear strategies on how to minimise the stress that comes with a challenging workload, and how to maximise non-teaching time, work quickly, easily and effectively. It will also help you take control of your life and enjoy your teaching more. Strategies shared in the session include:

  • Reaction and evaluation of the first days/weeks of teaching
  • Time management/organisation
  • Developing relationships (pupils, TAs, teams and parents)
  • Effective use of resources
  • Managing marking
  • How to use time, resources and adults working with you effectively and be clear about what you are aiming to achieve so you work better and not harder

Date: Wednesday 10/03/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Effective Time Management - Building Resilience & Positive Wellbeing - 21/010

This course offers clear strategies on how to minimise the stress that comes with a challenging workload, and how to maximise non-teaching time, work quickly, easily and effectively. It will also help you take control of your life and enjoy your teaching more. Strategies shared in the session include:

  • Reaction and evaluation of the first days/weeks of teaching
  • Time management/organisation
  • Developing relationships (pupils, TAs, teams and parents)
  • Effective use of resources
  • Managing marking
  • How to use time, resources and adults working with you effectively and be clear about what you are aiming to achieve so you work better and not harder

Date: Wednesday 17/03/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Beyond the Core Subjects – Deeper Learning Across the Whole Curriculum, Strategies and Evidence - 21/011

This NQT course will examine and explore the role a teacher plays in delivering their school’s curriculum and deepening the learning of their pupils. The key topics include:

  • What is a broad and balanced curriculum?
  • Understanding curriculum maps
  • Working with a curriculum’s big picture and connecting it to every lesson
  • The progression of a curriculum in different subjects across age groups
  • The effective use of knowledge organizers
  • Strategies for deepening pupils’ learning
  • Using the curriculum to deepen learning in specific subjects including history and geography
  • What constitutes evidence of deeper learning across the curriculum?
  • What do your pupils need to be able to discuss to evidence their learning in a curriculum subject?
  • What does a teacher need to be able to discuss to evidence their subject knowledge and their understanding of their schools’ curriculum?

Date: Wednesday 24/03/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

NQT: Beyond the Core Subjects – Deeper Learning Across the Whole Curriculum, Strategies and Evidence - 21/012

This NQT course will examine and explore the role a teacher plays in delivering their school’s curriculum and deepening the learning of their pupils. The key topics include:

  • What is a broad and balanced curriculum?
  • Understanding curriculum maps
  • Working with a curriculum’s big picture and connecting it to every lesson
  • The progression of a curriculum in different subjects across age groups
  • The effective use of knowledge organizers
  • Strategies for deepening pupils’ learning
  • Using the curriculum to deepen learning in specific subjects including history and geography
  • What constitutes evidence of deeper learning across the curriculum?
  • What do your pupils need to be able to discuss to evidence their learning in a curriculum subject?
  • What does a teacher need to be able to discuss to evidence their subject knowledge and their understanding of their schools’ curriculum?

Date: Wednesday 31/03/21
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Montpelier Primary School

School Direct

Working in partnership with the University of Roehampton, the WLTA supported nine School Direct Trainees placed in seven alliance schools through the academic year 2018-19.

This first-ever cohort of 9 WLTA School Direct Trainees has been resoundingly successful, with all nine successfully gaining their PGCE and QTS qualifications. 90% of our School Direct Trainees secured NQT posts for September 2019 with the vast majority staying at the schools in Ealing that fostered them through thei