Established in 2016, the NQT Project provides support to Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students starting out their teaching careers. The rationale behind the project is that Teachers are a precious resource who need to be nurtured and supported so that they can play a meaningful role in transforming the education system. Teacher retention in our schools is an increasingly critical issue as high levels of staff turnover inhibit teaching and learning.
To this end, the NQT Project comprises a year of continued academic and professional teacher development with monthly workshops and meetings, one-on-one mentoring, classroom visits and legal and administrative help. There is also a four-day Winter School in July with free workshops and talks on a range of relevant issues, skills and topics for all teachers. The project is fulfilling its mandate, as is evident from the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the teachers.