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
Franklin EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: Kingston University Course: BTEC Engineering
“Being at Christ the King has been a great and immersive experience. CTK is a place for growth, discovery, and adapting to new challenges. I received a £15,000 Metric Capital scholarship to help me go on university to study Engineering.”
Jorge EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: Brunel University Course: BTEC Sport Level 3
“I've had a great experience at CTK. I've met a lot of new people and gained knowledge that I will need in the future. I'm going to study Sport and Exercise Science at Brunel University. My teachers always went the extra mile to make sure I had all my work completed. I would recommend CTK because the knowledgeable and passionate teachers always help students to succeed.”
Amal EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D* Progressed to: Queen Mary University Course: BTEC Applied Science
“I really enjoyed my science lessons at CTK. Every week we completed practical activities that helped with my learning and build up my practical skills. My teacher helped prepare me for my interview at Queen Mary University. I am so excited to go and study there. My study tip is -Stay focused, work hard!”
Chizoba EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D* Progressed to: Aston University Course: BTEC Level 3 Business
“Studying at Christ The King has enabled me to become more independent as a person, as I was able to take on more responsibility for my own learning and acquire new skills such as my time management and organisational skills.”
Rukaya EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D Progressed to: Kingston University Course: BTEC Health & Social Care
“I came to CTK because I heard the College gets great results. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my best and have given me lots of support. I’m so pleased with my grades and looking forward to going on to university.”