Tykes TSA

Tykes TSA


Newly qualified teachers (NQTs)

When newly qualified teachers (NQTs) start their teaching career, we make sure they’re fully supported through a strong induction.

To become a fully qualified teacher in England, you must, by law, have satisfactorily completed a period of induction. The induction process has to be quality assured by an ‘appropriate body’.  Tykes Teaching School Alliance act as the ‘appropriate body’ for Barnsley’s maintained & non-maintained schools. We also work with schools within other local authorities.

The statutory responsibilities can be found in Section 5 – Statutory Guidance on Induction for NQTs (Revised April 2018)

Please do not hesitate to contact us if  you have any questions or need further information:

Karen Hartshorne –  NQT Induction Appropriate Body Co-ordinator/HLTA Verifier
Email: k.hartshorne@ecmtrust.co.uk

Telephone – 01226 100450 or mobile – 07703 808468

NQT – RQT Development Programme 2020 – 2022 (ECF)


The Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) Programme has been developed in reponse to demand from many of our partner schools following discussions about the needs of their new teachers.

The RQT Development Programme is designed to follow on from the NQT programme led by Tykes TSA and is recommended as a next step for teachers in the early stages of their career and offers additional support after their NQT induction year.

RQT Development Programme 2020-2021