Our NQT training programme runs throughout the year. NQTs are supported through their induction year by a mentor – usually a subject co-ordinator or line manager – and their progress is overseen by the Assistant Principal, who is responsible for staff development. You will take part in a comprehensive programme of training which will consist of: observations and lesson walks. More experienced staff across the Sixth Form will also contribute to the programme and share their excellent practice. You will take part in a ten-day school placement in the summer term with one of our partner schools. Our membership of the Catholic Teachers Alliance offers further support to NQTs, who are able to meet with fellow NQTs from a range of schools, visit other schools and undertake small-scale action research to inform their practice and enhance their professional development. An ‘early years’ programme is also in place this year for post-NQT staff at an early stage of their career to engage in professional learning and to help prepare for aspiring leadership programmes. Development of the teacher as ‘learner’ will be a central focus of this programme.
“As an NQT at Christ the King, both the subject and NQT mentors were extremely supportive and offered an extensive training programme throughout all stages of the academic year. This programme not only provided individual and tailored teaching advice, but also more holistic professional development throughout areas such as curriculum, pastoral care, legislation and assessment. As a Christ the King Sixth Forms wide programme, NQTs from all three sites meet regularly and this provides a valuable opportunity for collaborative networking and sharing good practice.
After completing my NQT year at Christ the King, I was promoted to the Cross-site Functional Skills Maths Coordinator, working closely with colleagues and developing the scheme of work and lesson resources. After a successful year I was again promoted to the Cross-site Maths Coordinator”.
Cross-site Maths Coordinator
Trevor AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Lancaster Course: A Level Business, ICT and English Language and Literature
“My tutors at CTK were fundamental in my academic success. They were always approachable and willing to go the extra mile. I enjoyed taking part in extracurricular activities, including leading the sixth form band and being Director of the Business Enterprise Group, Student Governor and Student Head of Hall. ”
Bradley AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Nottingham Course: A Levels Maths A*, Physics A* and Chemistry A*
“At Christ the King I discovered I was resilient. My teachers really pushed me to be my best, I am in their debt, thank you for believing in me.”
Rose AQUINAS Progressed to: The University of Warwick Course: A Level History A, Politics A, Sociology A*
“CTK was a great environment for me to learn in. I’ve really enjoyed the teaching – all my teachers have been encouraging and supportive. They put in the extra time to help with workshops and revision to ensure we did well.”
Owen AQUINAS Progressed to: Royal Holloway University Course: A Level Maths A, Psychology B and Biology A
“I would recommend coming to CTK as the level of support offered by the subject teachers is exceptionally good. The best thing about CTK is being part of the friendliest group of students I've ever met. I'm applying to Oxford to study Psychology. ”
Esosa AQUINAS Progressed to: De Montfort University Course: A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths
“My form tutor at CTK was exceptionally supportive every day. I value the freedom and independence of controlling my own learning, staying motivated whilst also having fun. The and people and sense of community provide a great environment. I have enjoyed extra opportunities such as joining summer schools and widening participation programs and becoming a student governor. I received lots of help from the careers guidance counsellor to help me realise what I want to do after sixth form. ”