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Early Career Teacher Support

Painsley TSA are proud to be an Early Career Framework (ECF) hub, working with the Education Development Trust to provide a new and exciting programme of support to early career teachers and their mentors. 

The Early Career Professional Development Programme is fully funded by the DfE and offers the essential support needed to improve practice, build confidence and resilience, leading to better job satisfaction and retention. 

Click here for more details and to register. 

NQT Appropriate Body Induction Support

Painsley Catholic College Newly Qualified Teacher Programme offers a tiered range of support according to your needs.  Our online NQT portal(c) is easy to use, providing schools with easy access to assessment forms, action plans, mentor meeting records and a portfolio tracker against the Teachers' Standards.

To register your NQT, please complete this form and email to

Tier 1 Support - NQT Appropriate Body 

£150 per NQT.  This tier includes telephone/email support for schools in registering and completing the appropriate body forms, then quality assurance of these forms.  Painsley TSA will act as the appropriate body for your NQT.  A personal visit to all NQTs by a dedicated NQT support tutor.  Schools can request a personal visit to also include an observation and support programme to be drafted in partnership with the school.  This service can also be requested for a low cost additional charge per visit.

Tier 2 Support

As tier 1, but 6 twilight sessions will be delivered to explore a range of   pedagogical approaches and needs that NQTs have, supplying your NQT training programme. £550 per NQT

Bespoke Support - please contact the Teaching School to discuss your specific needs.

Download the NQT Induction Brochure for 2020-2021 here.

The NQT Portal (c) is also available for other appropriate bodies to use with their schools.  The portal has been designed by teachers for teachers and is editable to reflect the name of your appropriate body.  A professional and easy to use interface between appropriate bodies, NQTs and schools.   Free webinar training for all appropriate bodies using this cloud based software.

Download the brochure here.