NQT and New Teacher Induction

At Easthampstead Park, we pride ourselves on the support we offer to new staff joining our school.

We run a highly successful induction programme for all new staff in the first half term of the school year. This is designed to set new staff up with everything they need to succeed at EPCS.

NQTs then benefit from a comprehensive programme of development sessions that take place across the year. These include training sessions led by experienced teachers from across the school, and structured opportunities to reflect upon their developing practice.

For a taster of what new teacher and NQT induction at Easthampstead Park looks like, click on the image to see the training programmes for 2018-19.

EPCS New Staff Induction Programme

Strongly encouraged for all staff new to the school. All sessions run from 3.30-4.30 in the Training Room.


10th September – Pastoral care at EPCS

17th September – Quality First Teaching: The EP Way, Knowing your students: data and tracking progress

8th October – Learning at EPCS beyond the classroom

15th October – Differentiation: SEN, Upper ability, Pupil Premium engagement for all

EPCS NQT Pedagogy Development Programme

These half termly sessions are compulsory for all NQTs to attend. Other staff are also warmly welcome if you feel any of the session fit with a personal development area. All sessions will take place from 3.30-4.30 in the training room.


15th October – Differentiation; Challenge and engagement for all

19th November – Promoting positive behaviour for learning/ Action Research Introduction<

28th January – Better Written Feedback

4th March – Effective use of questioning and AFL

29th April – Action Research Presentations

Half Term 6: One to one review meetings for all NQTs with the Leader of Teaching and Learning


Bracknell Forest Collaborative NQT Development Sessions 

It is additionally expected that all NQTs participate fully in all sessions of the Bracknell Forest Collaborative NQT Development Programme. Click on the schedule below:

Schools Direct

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) at EPCS

EPCS supports the School Direct (formerly GTP) route for Initial Teacher Training.

EPCS is a member of the Bracknell Forest School Direct Partnership, comprising six secondary schools from the local area. Our collective mission is to recruit high class graduates with the potential to become excellent teachers, who are prepared to work hard, are ambitious about their professional development and are driven to provide the highest quality education. We seek individuals who will make a real difference to the lives of the young people and families we serve.

Teaching is a demanding and highly rewarding profession. We at the Bracknell Forest Partnership are committed to providing our trainee teachers with an outstanding training, development and well-being programme. If you possess the qualities above and have the necessary skills and experience, we look forward to your application.

For further information on School Direct Initial Teacher Training at EPCS, visit the Bracknell Forest School Direct website at www.bracknellforestschooldirect.co.uk, Reading University Teacher Training at www.reading.ac.uk/education or contact Matt Hall, Deputy Headteacher, Teaching and Learning at Easthampstead Park.

Routes into teaching

For anyone considering a career as a teacher, the useful document below, published by ASCL (Association for School and College Leaders) clearly explains the different options open to you.

Click on the image below to open/download the pdf.

Graduate placements

We are pleased to offer graduates, who are interested in teaching, the opportunity to come and spend some time with us. Our programme allocates you to one or more subject departments and you will have the opportunity to shadow a range of experienced teachers. You will be able to observe lessons across the school and see the different experiences our students from Y7 to Y12 have.

We have hosted a number of graduates who have already visited us and gone on to complete their PGCE or start School Direct training.

If you are interested in visiting us, please contact Rhona Franco on rhona.franco@epschool.org