SSAT NQT Inspirations

New online twilight seminar series for everyone beginning their NQT year

Designed to complement and enhance existing school/academy NQT provision, the SSAT NQT Inspirations seminar series will:

  • Highlight the positive, rewarding aspects of the profession that keep teachers inspired
  • Address issues and challenges NQTs are likely to face in this important year
  • Engage participants in a national network from which they can draw ideas and collaborate

Year round inspirations

Participants will be able to access:

  • Series of half-termly twilight webinars
  • Online platform signposting practical resources and inspirational reading, plus recordings of webinar sessions
  • Online network of peers from around the country

The live online seminars will consider different questions that NQTs will have including:

  • Inspiration 1 – 4 November 2020
    What does setting and maintaining high expectations look like in classrooms?
  • Inspiration 2 – 9 December 2020
    How do students learn?
  • Inspiration 3 – 24 February 2021
    What can NQTs do to promote diversity, equality and inclusion as part of their practice?
  • Inspiration 4 – 24 March 2021
    How can someone new to the profession hone their knowledge, skills and subject expertise?
  • Inspiration 5 – 19 May 2021
    What difference can embedding formative assessment strategies make to the children we teach?
  • Inspiration 6 – 7 July 2021
    How as professionals can we strike the right balance between workload and wellbeing?


Participants joining the full seminar series will:

  • gain insights into and encouragement from how others have successfully completed their NQT year
  • be better equipped to consolidate their understanding of the teacher standards and how to apply them
  • be able to access resources to support practice and evidence gathering for their portfolio
  • have opportunity to build networks and develop and sustain confidence, resilience and motivation
  • find out how SSAT can provide ongoing inspiration, support and development not only this year but through their entire professional journey.

From an SSAT member school? Watch the 60-minute webinar “Surviving and thriving in your NQT year” on the Exchange.

Book for full programme


Seminars will take place half-termly. Join the programme at any time


All live webinars will take place:

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Ideal for:

NQTs and RQTs


Launch session only:

Free to staff in SSAT member schools

Full programme:

£185 (individuals self-funding)
£185 (member schools)
£225 (non-member schools)

All prices exclusive of VAT

Group bookings:

Discounts are available for group bookings of more than 5 places – please contact for more information.


Online programme

How can we help?

Contact us with any questions.