South West NASUWT

NQT Induction

The NASUWT welcomes new teachers to the profession and as a member of NASUWT in the South West, you will be entitled to a range of services to support your career and your Local Association is there to help you in whatever way they can.


The NASUWT is second to none in its support for members and we currently offer a fantastic deal – free membership for the first year! This still includes all the many additional benefits and services that we have negotiated with our partners, including discounts with travel companies and a first-class legal and professional cover as part of your subscription package with Wesleyan and Thompson solicitors.


A major element of the NASUWT newly qualified teachers’ support package are the free seminars the Union provides for new teachers. All Seminars are free and all expenses and travel costs are met. They are a fantastic way to find out what to expect in your first year and meet other new teachers across the country. To find out more, please follow this link.

The NASUWT produces a comprehensive package of support for newly qualified members of the Union. The support the Union provides includes highly informative guidance publications and are predominately nation specific;

  • The NASUWT’s Induction Planner, provides guidance to new teachers embarking on their new teaching careers on the induction process that they will have to go through once they have gained a suitable post. The Induction Planners are nation specific and hold information about each nation’s specific Induction/Probation systems for new teachers;
  • The NASUWT has produced guidance to support Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in England in the use of the Teachers’ Standards to assess their progress and performance at the end of the statutory period of induction. Visit the Teachers Standards in Induction page to access this information.
  • Starting Out’ which offers important advice about starting out in a teaching career;
  • Sink or Swim: Learning lessons from newly qualified and recently qualified teachers: is NASUWT commissioned research into the experiences of new teachers in recent years.