NQT support

Best Practice Network, in partnership with the Educational Success Partners, are delighted to offer high-quality NQT support. 


All-Inclusive Pre-Employment, Induction and CPD Support for NQTs

Educational Success Partners (ESP), in conjunction with Five Rivers MAT and Teaching School, offers a well-established NQT Induction service (please see current testimonials here) that has an additional level of support (at no cost) for 2020/2021 in order to help schools and their new recruits in the challenging times we all face with the global COVID-19 pandemic. We recognise the importance of NQT CPD to support the Induction year and have a well-established remote programme that will provide NQTs with access to training whatever the situation with restrictions travelling to venues and accessing face-to-face CPD. We are also mindful of the cost of CPD, therefore, want to support schools using our Induction service by providing our remote CPD package at no additional cost.

Included in the 2020/2021 NQT Service, we are offering:

  • Pre-employment remote support through the Summer Term for any NQTs due to start in your school in the Autumn to ease any concerns and ensure a smooth start for you and your NQTs;
  • 10 professional development webinars over the 2020/2021 year including a range of Teaching and Learning sessions for NQTs and mentoring support for mentors
  • Access to ESP’s NQT Zone - a dedicated area of our website that provides Induction guidance, best practice advice and support for NQTs
  • A fully remote Appropriate Body service from a specialist team that are experienced in providing NQT Induction remotely to over 250 NQTs a year


With pricing starting at just £220 per NQT, we believe that our service offers real value for money. Click here for the pricing structure.

In these uncertain times, we understand that it is critical that new staff feel supported before and during their NQT post and we believe that ESP is very well placed to provide this through our personalised and supportive service. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team are there to support NQTs in meeting the statutory responsibilities as well as developing their practice, self-reflection and confidence over the Induction year.

We would be delighted to support your school if you do have any NQTs joining you in September 2020. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Service charges 2020/2021

The NQT package is available through Best Practice Network schools at £220 plus VAT per NQT. Email nqt@bestpracticenet.co.uk to register your NQTs for Induction.

In-school mentor training

As an add-on to the Appropriate Body service, we can also offer in-school mentor training or various remote mentor training options. Remote mentor training can provide a more bespoke solution that is also convenient and cost-effective. Contact us to find out more.