Fairfields Teaching School Alliance is now acting as an Appropriate Body for the professional induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).

The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period of NQTs and the Appropriate Body makes the final decision as to whether an NQT has met the Teachers’ Standards on the recommendation of the Headteacher.


Our Service

Our service provides guidance, advice and training relating to the induction process and quality assurance of your NQT provision. 

We offer two Appropriate Body Service Levels; Standard and Silver, for Primary and Secondary NQTs employed for the full induction period as outlined below. 



£210 per NQT


£300 per NQT

Welcome and Induction Briefing Session for NQTs and mentors
Quality Assurance of formal assessments completed by mentors
Advice, support and intervention plans to help schools and NQTs who require additional support, or who are not yet meeting the Teachers' Standards

Returns and recommendations provided to NCTL


Relevant updated documentation regarding the statutory guidance on Induction for NQTs


Training for Induction Tutors with NQTs able to attend


Appropriate Body visit

Visits are able to be purchased at a cost of £50 per hour


Should the NQT not be making satisfactory progress, additional support to corroborate judgements and identify strategies for SMART action planning

Visits are able to be purchased at a cost of £50 per hour


Access to the NQT Programme for teachers new to special/ units – Making sense of it all (see detailed programme information on following page

The programme can be purchased for the cost of £325.00

The programme can be purchased for the cost of £325.00


We also offer a package for NQTs on fixed term contracts on a sessional basis at a cost of £85 per assessment. Additional visits can be purchased for £50 per hour. 


Should you wish to register your NQT with us, please complete the Enquiry Form at the link below and select the service level package you require:

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If you have any questions, please email: 

NQT Appropriate Body Documents



Get in Touch!

We are open for advice and support calls Monday to Friday during term times, 8:30 to 3:30pm. Use the button below to send us a message and we will respond to you as soon as we can.