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Newly Qualified Teachers

The Western Lakes Teaching School Alliance is an Appropriate Body for Statutory Induction and provides support for Newly Qualified Teachers.

The key contact is:

Mr Shaun Monaghan Director/NQT Induction Lead/National Leader of Education

Tel 01768772605 Ext 225 Mobile 07852 211732

e mail

If your school registers you as an NQT, we will ensure that experienced leaders from our Alliance Schools will be assigned to you and your school to ensure you have full support and advice and that all statutory guidelines are followed. You will be given a complete NQT Induction Handbook.


Registration Form

To register a Newly Qualified Teacher please use this form.


WLTSA is hosting a highly successful (100% good or very good satisfaction rating Autumn 2018) Primary CPD for NQTs for the sixth year. 6 Modules are delivered over 3 days facilitated by experienced primary teachers and senior leaders over this academic year. This training is available for all NQT’s in West Cumbrian Schools. For more information please use this booking form.

Western Lakes TSA NQT Primary NQT CPD 2018-19

WLTSA hosted a Secondary NQT Conference at West Lakes Academy on Friday 12th October 2018 covering *Behaviour management *Time management *Marking and feedback. Feedback was very positive with 97% of delegates finding the training highly effective.

12th October Secondary NQT Conference West Lakes Academy

Our next conference will be held at Mayfield School, Whitehaven at their new campus on Wednesday 27th March 2019.  Topics will be SEND based and will include:

  • Communication
  • Sensory dance
  • ASD Awareness
  • BEH Management
  • Writing IEP’s

The conference will run from 1.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Secondary Newly Qualified Teachers Conference Flyer Spring 2019

There will be a third conference held at the Energy Coast UTC on Friday 28th June. More details will be posted soon.

Assessment Forms

Please note that for newly qualified teachers who start on a full time basis for academic year 2018-19, assessment forms will need to be sent to us by the deadlines below:

Autumn Term 2018 – Wednesday 12th December 2018
Spring Term 2019 – Wednesday 20th March 2019
Summer Term 2019 – Wednesday 10th July 2019

WLTSA NQT induction (first second or interim assessments)

WLTSA NQT induction (final assessment)



What is School Direct?

School Direct is a direct route into teaching, where successful applicants can follow a PGCE (with QTS) course. The main difference to the traditional PGCE course is that you will do a significant amount of your training within a school.

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Upcoming events

Click below to view our calendar of training events, School Direct conferences, CPD, courses and meetings.

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What is a Teaching School?

Teaching Schools have been established in order that schools and groups of schools take increasing responsibility for managing the school system…

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National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) (18th January 2019)

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is accredited by the Department for Education (DfE). The qualification is delivered by the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP), a collaborative partnership of schools, teaching school alliances and multi-academy trusts, managed and supported by Best Practice Network. NPQSL provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior […]

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