Induction

Stage two of Career Long Professional Development (CLPD) having completed your Initial Teacher Training. 

    Congratulations on qualifying as a teacher! You are now in the second stage of your Career Long Professional Development (CLPD) having successfully completed your Initial Teacher Training. The Induction year normally takes one school year to complete.  During this stage, you are required to engage in competence based professional development and present evidence of this in a portfolio. 

    Please note change since time of recording

    Signed letters of completion are sent to:

    The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland, 3rd Floor, Albany House, 73-75 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AF - info@gtcni.org.uk

    One copy:

    • given to you and retained in your Portfolio
    • retained by your school

    Please remember to register your Early Career Teacher status online with EA each academic year.

    Induction normally takes one school year to complete.  During this stage, you are required to engage in competence based professional development and present evidence of this in a portfolio.  

    The requirements of Induction are set out in ‘The Teacher Education Partnership Handbook’ which may be viewed in full on the Department of Education’s website.

    What if …

    Our download has some guidance on what to do if you are not in full time employment e.g.

    • You are employed in a school on a temporary basis for 2 terms or more but less than 1 year 
    • You are employed in a school on a temporary basis for a period of at least 10 weeks but less than 2 terms 
    • You are initially employed as a substitute teacher in a school for less than 4 weeks but your contract is extended incrementally at the end of 4 weeks 
    • You are employed in day to day substitute teaching 
    Last updated: 07/10/2021