• Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Induction 2019/20

  • HR Training Courses for 2019/2020 Academic Year

  • School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) Report Published (Updated)

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Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Induction 2019/20
22 Aug
Leicestershire has a proven track record for effective support for NQT induction in developing good and outstanding teaching for Leicestershire children. Leicestershire County Council as an Appropriate Body for NQTs will administer the NQT process for NQTs at a cost of £195.00 per NQT. Charging details are attached. If you wish to register your NQT with us please use the attached registration document and then register your NQT on NQT Manager. We are now using NQT Manager which will allow you to complete the entire induction process online. The system is secure and easy to use with a comprehensive self-help user guide and a helpdesk system. To access the system, enter https://www.nqtmanager.com/appropriate-bodies into your web browser and search for Leicestershire County Council. We advise you to bookmark the site for ready for your next visit. To log into the site and access your school administration area, you will need to register yourself. This can be accessed from the blue box titled ‘Register your school’ and following the instructions provided. We are holding a briefing suitable for Induction Tutors new to the role, and those who have not attended briefing within the last two years. There is no charge for this briefing provided: You currently have NQTs registered with us or you will be registering NQTs with us during 2019/2020 Please use the attached booking form to book on to the briefing. The latest dates for registration of new NQTs with LCC who commence at your school during the academic year 2019-2020 are: Autumn Term - Friday 11th October 2019 Spring Term - Friday 14th February 2020 Summer Term – Friday 15th May 2020 All guidance and resources can be found on the NQT Service area. If you have any queries, please contact Helen Kruse on 0116 305 6739 or email NQT@leics.gov.uk
HR Training Courses for 2019/2020 Academic Year
15 Aug
The HR training courses for the 2019/20 academic year have now been published and are available for booking; the published courses are: Introduction to Performance Management of teaching and support staff (25 Sep 19); Behaviour at Work - Understanding the Unacceptable (27 Nov 19); Attendance Management (4 Dec 19); Handling Difficult Cases and Conversations (22 Jan 20); HR Induction for Headteachers (29 Jan 20); Pre-Employment Checks and Single Central Record (11 Feb 2020); Mental Health Awareness for Employers (27 Feb 2020); Fixed Term Contracts and Varying Employment Contracts (25 Mar 20); Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (13 May 2020). The courses can be found within the HR pages, through the Training pages or the calendar.
School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) Report Published (Updated)
23 Jul
The STRB Report has been published today and the report and executive summary can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-teachers-review-body-29th-report-2019?utm_source=c8e5327a-0c51-4109-9a60-08a765911d04&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate The Executive Summary concludes and recommends that: "For September 2019, we recommend that all pay and allowance ranges for teachers and school leaders are uplifted by 2.75%". The (Draft) School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document is expected to follow shortly, and we will compare and review that document and provide advice to schools and academies accordingly. Update: The Education Secretary has accepted all the recommendations from the STRB, to raise the upper and lower boundaries of all pay ranges by 2.75 per cent.Schools will continue to determine how staff are paid, but the increase in pay will be supported by an additional £105 million to be paid through the teachers’ pay grant?.