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  • Early Career Teacher Programme

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    Why Oxford Brookes?

    Supporting and developing Newly Qualified Teachers in their first years of teaching is hugely important. Our new, enhanced Primary NQT Training Programme aims to provide beginner teachers with the additional knowledge, confidence and support they need to progress successfully through their introductory stage of teaching.

    Following the success of 2018 NQT programme, Oxford Brookes is delighted to be hosting two new programmes from September 2019. Run in partnership with the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA) each session will be research-informed, providing teachers with access to a network of educational researchers. Developed and delivered by lecturers from within the Oxford Brookes community allows NQTs access to the academic expertise, knowledge and experience developed from within the University.

    Early Career Teacher Programme Content

    For those teachers who have finished their NQT year we are offering a brand new Early Career Teacher Programme that has been developed specifically for those in the early stages of their career in teaching, and in response to the DfE’s Early Career Framework. This will run from September 2019. This new programme is an excellent opportunity for anyone in their second year of teaching, and especially for those who have already worked with us during their NQT year and who may want to develop their practice further. This programme recognises that not all teachers may want to become leaders within their schools, and so gives individuals the opportunity to develop their teaching expertise further and develop their thinking around offering depth and breath of teaching across the curriculum.

    Both programmes support the aims of the five key areas of the Early Career Framework, including behaviour management, pedagogy and professional standards. We will help you through the challenges you may face during your journey as a teacher, including how to manage challenging behaviour, setting high expectations, and differentiation. We will also keep you abreast of ECF developments, the Teaching Standards, and Ofsted updates.

    Programme Structure

    Each programme consists of 10 half day interactive face to face sessions, held at Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford. Starting in September 2019 and continuing through until June 2020, the NQT programme will be held on a Thursday afternoon and the ECF programme on a Wednesday afternoon (unless otherwise noted). Both programmes also include online content and a forum that can be accessed at any time between sessions.

    Session titles include:

    • Creating learning focused classrooms
    • Planning, assessment and feedback
    • English and Children’s Literature
    • SEND
    • Maths
    • Effective Science Teaching
    • Art
    • Music
    • Drama
    • Computing and Technology Enhanced Learning (ECT programme only)
    • Professional Skills

    Certificates will be provided to all delegates who complete a minimum of seven out of the ten sessions within the programme.


    ECT Programme

    • £400 per individual (OTSA registered school)
    • £300 per individual (discounted rate for alumni, previous NQT Induction participants, and Oxford Brookes students)
    • £450 per individual (non OTSA school)

    *please email/call us to discuss discounts available on 01865 488511

    Book the ECT Programme

    One-off sessions

    If individuals are unable to commit to the full 10 session programme but wish to learn more about a specific subject, please contact us and we can book them on accordingly *numbers permitting

    • £50 per half day session

    Contact us

    If you have any questions please contact us via email