Guidance about changes to newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


Induction for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak



See the induction for early career teachers (England) from September 2021.

This guidance is for:

  • headteachers
  • newly qualified teachers
  • school staff
  • local authorities
  • governing bodies
  • appropriate bodies

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • academies and free schools
  • pupil referral units
  • independent schools
  • sixth-form colleges
  • further education colleges

It covers:

Published 1 April 2020
Last updated 25 March 2021 + show all updates

  1. Added a link to the updated guidance ‘Induction for early career teachers (England)’.

  2. Update to extend the period to 1 September 2021 during which NQT absences related to coronavirus (COVID-19) will not contribute towards the absence limit that would extend statutory induction.

  3. Updated to reflect the new regulations. Absences related to the coronavirus outbreak will not trigger an automatic extension of the induction.

  4. First published.