Newly-qualified teachers

Most newly-qualified teachers (89 per cent) say having their lessons observed by more experienced colleagues is the most helpful aspect of their induction year.

Two-thirds feel induction provides a bridge between training and first jobs, while their heads and tutors say it helps NQTs to become more effective teachers, according to research from London University's Institute of Education.

A third of the 542 surveyed said their school's induction provision was limited or of poor quality.

'Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Statutory Arrangements for the Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers' is at www.dfes.gov.uk

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