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In devising these three teaching career areas, our intention is to enable you to choose a more appropriate career ‘Next Move’. The descriptions should be treated as a guide which have been created to give you a flavour of what is on offer in North Lincolnshire.

Early Career Teacher

Early career teaching is a challenging yet rewarding journey taking you through newly qualified teacher induction and beyond.

Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)

  • Induction programme mentoring
  • Engaged in professional dialogue with colleagues
  • Seeking advice and sharing practice
  • Modelling professional standards
  • Evaluating impact of own teaching strategies
  • Taking part in professional learning in school
  • Targets to inform performance management
  • Use of research to underpin professional growth
  • Observation of colleagues
  • Collaborative planning with other colleagues

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

  • Continuing to record, reflect, analyse and self-evaluate impact of own teaching strategies
  • Active member of the professional learning community
  • Continuing to use research to underpin professional growth
  • Provides advice to new early career staff
  • Collaborative planning with other colleagues
  • Undertakes projects and research within class
  • Works with Lead Practitioners
  • Conducts paired formal lesson observation
  • Shares practice in specialist areas and beyond

Accomplished Teacher

Accomplished teaching is characterised by teachers that are comfortable in the classroom, have a high level of instructional mastery and are skillfull practitioners. These practitioners align instruction to learner responses and needs effectively, they constantly reflect on their practices, experiment and innovate practice and seek new ways to have impact on learner outcomes.

  • Leads a specialist area/department including monitoring and review
  • Developed mentoring and coaching skills
  • Leads research and development in a specialist area
  • Attends local professional/subject association meetings
  • Leads working party/steering groups
  • Leads whole school strategic priorities
  • Developed advanced self-evaluation, observation and peer review skills
  • Engages in collaborative research and development
  • Attends strategic group meetings
  • Delivers INSET and master classes
  • Supports, coaches and mentors colleagues

Senior and Executive Leader

Senior and executive leaders seek to increase their impact on their schools or systems by taking on responsibilities and roles in order to try to introduce changes that improve teaching and learning.

Senior Leader

  • Leads whole school strategic priority areas, creating vision and developing action plans
  • Leads monitoring and evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning
  • Coaches and mentors across school
  • Records, reflects and self-evaluates the impact of own leadership
  • Local Leader of Education
  • Leads and works in partnership with Governing Body
  • Plans own leadership development
  • Membership of leadership professional association

Executive Leader

  • Local/National Leader of Education
  • Supports other schools through system leadership opportunities
  • Mentors or acts as an advisor to other headteachers
  • Completed Executive Head teacher training
  • Leads a Teaching School Alliance
  • Ofsted Inspector training
  • Membership at a strategic board level of a national or regional body
  • Membership of Executive Principals networks

Our Work

At North Lincolnshire Council we constantly strive to improve the quality of life for our residents and our communities. Our priorities will guide us to help us achieve our vision - Keeping people safe and well; Enabling resilient and flourishing communities; Enabling economic growth and renewal. Together we can inspire our young people and adults to embrace a culture of learning.