Bury Secondary NQT Programme 2018 - 2019

The Bury Secondary NQT Programme covers various topics such as teaching with confidence, differentiation, behaviour for learning and challenging without limits. We also offer subject specific training and facilitate the opportunity for NQTs to explore career pathways and meet RQTs to network and share ideas.


Course Title


Venue & Facilitators

Monday 24th September

4.00pm – 5.30pm


Teaching with Confidence


Do you want to feel empowered and confident in your classroom? This session will support you with:

  • establishing your authority
  • voice control and body language
  • setting up procedures and routines
  • making use of classroom space
  • sharing good practice and learning from others

Vicky Maguire


Parrenthorn High School

Tuesday 9th October

4.00pm – 5.30pm


Brilliant Behaviour



Do you want positive behaviour strategies to make life easier in the classroom? This session will cover:

  • behaviour for learning techniques - that really work!
  • strategies for motivating pupils and resolving behaviour issues
  • approaches to create a positive classroom environment

Louise Keaton


Parrenthorn High School

Thursday 1st November 2018 4.15pm - 5.30pm



Use of Social Media & Safer Working Practices

All NQTs MUST attend this session


Mark Gay


Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Elms Bank

Wednesday 7th November

4.00pm – 5.30pm


Count Me In!


Do you want to engage the disengaged in your lessons? The session will:

  • provide you with an opportunity to plan and develop engaging resources alongside colleagues
  • explore the theory behind engaging lessons and active learning and how you can apply this to your teaching
  • provide examples of lessons, activities and resources that promote engagement

Adam Rashud


Tottington High School

Thursday 15th November

4.00pm – 5.30pm


Differentiation in Practice

Do you want to feel more confident when differentiating? Do you want to reduce your workload? This session will focus on:

  • differentiation as a teaching strategy and challenges involved
  • differentiation for pupils with SEN
  • providing challenge for the most able students
  • differentiation for more able pupils
  • ideas and resources to introduce and encourage differentiation
  • differentiation in the eyes of Ofsted




Heather Bland and Nicola Richards


Elms Bank


Thursday 29th November

4.00pm – 5.30pm



Question Time





The session will allow you to build a repertoire of questions that will: 

  • ensure all learners will be challenged
  • reduce 'teacher talk'
  • lead to all learners contributing to the lesson and their learning regardless of their ability
  • increase the pace of your lessons

Satinder Singh


The Derby High School

Tuesday 11th December

4.00pm – 5.30pm

Challenge Without Limits



  • Do you want to turn your room into a Thinking Classroom?
  • Do you want to create engaging and challenging lessons?
  • We will 'kit you up' with resources and ideas you can take away into your classroom that are quick and easy to use

Chris Liptrot

Zoe Windsor


Elton High School





Spring Term



Subject Specific Training

  • You will be supported by a Subject Lead via email
  • Your Subject Lead will organise and run two subject specific training sessions in the spring term

Subject Leads to contact NQTs

Spring Term

Thursday 24th January


Life beyond an NQT


What are your next steps in your career? The session will:

  • provide ideas for continued professional development
  • explore opportunities for promotion and your career pathway routes
  • opportunities to hear from teachers in various roles

Rosie Maguire


St Gabriel’s RC High School

Summer Term

Date TBC

Time TBC

NQT TeachMeet

  • This is a chance for NQTs & RQTs across Bury to network and share ideas
  • NQTs are encouraged to share teaching ideas in either 3, 5 or 7 minute slots. Those that do not want to present can come and watch to get ideas and learn

More information will follow


Subject Mentors

Professional Mentors


Venue TBC