Valentines has an outstanding track record in developing its NQTs and supporting their induction. All NQTs follow an induction programme tailored to help them develop their skills and knowledge. Sessions are based around the teaching standards but also focus on key areas such as assessment, challenge, differentiation and behaviour for learning. All NQTs attend a weekend residential with NQTs in other local schools in order to develop their pedagogy. They are assigned a coach as well as a highly experienced mentor. All NQTs also follow the accredited TEM course on strategies for EAL students to support their development in this important area.