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In recognition of the challenging time that schools have faced over the last year and the additional challenge that this presented for our current NQTs, the DfE have recently announced that for current NQTs who will enter their second year of teaching this September, they will be providing funding equivalent to 5% off timetable.

The DfE are calling this group NQTs+1

The DfE recognise that it is very late in the academic year to expect schools to alter timetables for staff, so this is not a statutory requirement, and schools have been given flexibility in how this time is used.

Schools may decide to 'bank' time to give time off timetable in a block, or they may decide to use the time for NQTs+1 to attend professional development sessions.

Schools will need to claim this funding in arrears at the end of the academic year and indicate to the DfE how the funding has been used.

OneCornwall is currently developing an NQT+1 programme which is likely to follow the pattern of 6 half day/twilight CPD sessions. These sessions will be made as accessible as possible and are likely to be delivered online. 

The sessions will:

  • feature leading guest speakers
  • will be based on content from Year 2 of the ECF framework
  • will be led by OneCornwall and charged at a nominal fee

 If you would like to receive more information about this programme then please complete the form below

Expression of Interest NQT+1 programme