NQT Support Programme

For NQTs working in primary schools

This programme will be led by Suzi Balasz, a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) with experience of working with Kyra and CfBT on their  ITT and NQT programmes.  We will utilise other SLEs from primary schools across the county to deliver high quality training and support.

The programme consists of a number of sessions which run across the year. By selecting a package of sessions, schools and NQTs can tailor this programme to meet their individual needs and priorities.

Session details

Each session will be held in the morning in Lincoln and repeated in the afternoon at a venue in East Lindsey.  Session 13 will take place at Boston West Academy.

Session Number Date Title
1 Thurs 29th Sept 2016 Literacy – reading and phonics

We will look at how to teach guided reading effectively and at useful texts and how to use them to gather evidence of reading. We will also find out about teaching phonics across the whole school to meet the needs of all pupils.

2 Thurs 6th Oct 2016 Maths – using resources to teach concepts

The new curriculum expectations mean that children have to learn quite complex strategies at a much earlier age. In this session we will look at how to use resources every time you introduce a new strategy to ensure children have a concrete understanding of the concept.

3 Thurs 20h Oct 2016 EAL – strategies to plan and teach

How do we meet the needs of EAL pupils in our class? What strategies can we use and how do we use them effectively? Find out more in this session.

4 Thurs 10th Nov 2016 Literacy – writing and GAPS

The expectations in writing have been raised in the last few years. Children now need to know many more writing techniques and use them effectively in their writing. This session will look at the GAPS test and what you need to teach your class.

5 Thurs 24th Nov 2016 Science – progression and assessment

How do we teach Science across the school to ensure there is correct progression? What other ways can we assess science other than using a test? This session will look at effective progression in science and how to assess the skills.

6 Thurs 8th Dec 2016 Maths – teaching the tricky bits (time, fractions and place value)

Teachers and children have always complained about learning fractions, telling the time and place value. This session will look at different ways in which these can be taught to ensure children have a secure understanding of these aspects of maths.

7 Thurs 12th Jan 2017 SEND – strategies to plan and teach

This session will focus on learning about different special educational needs and how to best support children in the classroom.

8 Thurs 26th Jan 2017 How to develop an engaging and purposeful learning environment

What makes your learning environment engaging? This session will look at learning environments and ways of teaching to encourage independent learning.

9 Thurs 9th Feb 2017 Assessment and Feedback

Ideas for assessing in different ways to gain a true picture of attainment and how your feedback can promote maximum progress.

10 Thurs 2nd Mar 2017 Non-core subjects – History, Geography and Music

How to teach these non-core subjects in interesting and engaging ways that don’t rely on the internet and books. This session will give you different ways to teach these subjects.

11 Thurs 16th Mar 2017 Non-core subjects – PE, PSHE and circle time

A bank of ideas for teaching these subjects in different ways.

12 Thurs 20th Apr 2017 Teaching the computing curriculum

What do all of the new terms mean? How do we teach the new computing curriculum? This session will help make sense of all the jargon and will provide practical ideas to try back in class.

13 Thurs 25th May 2017 Outdoor Learning – using the outdoors as a classroom

How do we use the outdoors as a classroom? What is the purpose of outdoor learning? This session allows you to experience the benefits of outdoor learning for yourself.

14 Thurs 15th June 2017 Deepening thinking skills / developing curiosity in children

How do we encourage children to think for themselves? How do we develop curiosity so that children want to find out more? This session will share tips and ideas for promoting curiosity and questioning.



All quoted prices are subject to the addition of VAT

Purchased without statutory NQT induction

Non-Members Kyra Members (15% discount)
Any 8 sessions £800 £680
Any 6 sessions £620 £527
Any 4 sessions £440 £374
Sessions purchased in addition to a package £120 £102
Sessions purchased individually without a package £130 £110


When the support programme is accessed in addition to NQT Induction, schools will receive a 20% reduction on the price of their support sessions:

Non-Members Kyra Members (15% discount)
Any 8 sessions £640 £544
Any 6 sessions £496 £422
Any 4 sessions £352 £299
Sessions purchased in addition to a package £96 £82
Sessions purchased individually without a package £104 £88



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