Charging by the Appropriate Body
In September 2012, the induction regulations changed to allow who can act as the Appropriate Body for particular institutions. Local Authorities and Teaching Schools could act as Appropriate Bodies for managing the statutory induction arrangements for NQTs. An Appropriate Body has the main quality assurance role within the induction process for NQTS. All Newly Qualified Teachers taking on a statutory induction must by law have completed an induction period satisfactorily under The Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) Regulations 2012. This induction should combine a personalised programme of development, support and professional dialogue with monitoring and assessment of performance against relevant standards.
In order for schools to pay for this service of their preferred Appropriate Body, the funding for statutory induction of NQTs came from the Dedicated Schools Grant. With recent changes and grant cuts, this grant has been removed and Appropriate Bodies have no other choice but to make reasonable charges to schools and Academies
Waltham Forest has been the Appropriate Body for schools undertaking statutory induction and has not charged for supplying the statutory functions as other boroughs have done for many years. With careful consideration, the authority decided to make charges to schools which will be attractive, reasonable, school and NQT focused, with the continued delivery of effectiveness and efficiency towards meeting the statutory regulations.