New Teacher Webinars

The NASUWT is committed to providing FREE CPD to our newly qualified teacher members as part of our overall package of support.

Our annual new teacher follow-up programme took place online on Saturday 21st November. All the webinars were free to NASUWT NQT members and delegates received a certificate of attendance for each webinar they took part in to add to their CPD portfolio.

NQT Professional Development Day

We have made two recordings available for members to watch again.

Remote education and blended learning
Question Time for NQTs
The November programme

We hosted five FREE 1-hour webinars for our new teacher members that included CPD sessions and an expert Q&A panel.

9.30am NQT Q&A panel - see Question Time for NQTs video above

A panel of leading education policymakers will answer your questions:

Becky Francis - Chief Exec of the Education Endowment Foundation
Kate Green OBE MP - Shadow Education Minister
Dame Alison Peacock - Chief Executive of Chartered College of Teaching
Gareth Young - NASUWT Deputy General Secretary
Phil Kemp - Chair, NASUWT Senior Vice-President

11am Dealing with trauma in pupils
Nic Morgan

Even in the most normal of times, teachers will encounter pupils who have experienced trauma or are living with mental health problems. Covid-19 may have contributed to an increase in incidents of this nature. Nicola will help you identify when there might be an issue and teach you skills for how to engage and support those pupils. Nicola is a behaviour management consultant/teacher and has over 17 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including mainstream and special needs schools. During this time, she has developed a reputation for successfully managing the most challenging classes and pupils, as well as motivating and inspiring staff to help implement change and ensure sustainability.

12.30pm Looking after your voice and mental health in the winter
Katie Crooks

Katie is a voice coach and wellbeing specialist who will teach you a range of techniques for protecting your voice from the changing climate and safeguard your mental health during the winter months. With the current challenges posed by Covid-19 and the restricting of support networks, it has never been more important for teachers to ensure they take time to focus on their own mental health and wellbeing.

2pm Virtual learning/blended learning - see Remote education and blended learning video above
Darren Northcott,
National Official (Education)

Blended learning poses many challenges for teachers and pupils, particularly as there is limited evidence on how to implement it effectively. The NASUWT has set out advice on blended learning approaches that are consistent with NASUWT policy. Darren Northcott is the NASUWT National Official for Education and has been integral in the development of this policy. Darren leads on education policy for the NASUWT, which includes consulting with Government and other relevant educational bodies and organisations.

3.30pm Time management for teachers
Nic Morgan

This session will focus on equipping you with skills and techniques to help you cope with the significant workload that sometimes accompanies the NQT, probationer or beginner teacher year. It is specifically designed to focus on the needs of teachers and the distinct challenges that can accompany the profession.

Other webinars

Earlier in the year, our wide-ranging programme of webinars also included sessions designed to look at specific issues of interest to new teachers, with subjects including:

  • Effectively managing classroom behaviour
  • How stress affects the voice and what you can do about it
  • NQT Induction: your rights and responsibilities in the context of Covid-19
  • E-safety: issues with using e-communications for NQTs

There were a number of opportunities to take part in each of the webinars, which were exclusively available to NASUWT NQT members. Below, you can catch up with two we recorded.

Induction in the Context of Covid-19
E-safety for Newly Qualified Teachers

If you are not a member yet, find out more about why you should join us or go straight to our Online Joining site to take full advantage of our wider webinar programme.