One-off payment for NQTs due to complete induction this summer

On 2 June, the Prime Minister announced next steps in the government’s plans to boost education recovery.

In recognition of the challenging initial teacher training and induction newly qualified teachers (NQTs) have experienced, all state funded schools that currently have an NQT who is due to complete induction this summer will have access to a one-off payment to further support the development of this cohort.

Schools with NQTs due to complete induction this summer will have access to funding for the equivalent of an additional 5% off timetable for next academic year so these teachers have additional time to invest in their development. This time off timetable is not statutory but it has been designed to be used flexibly so that as many new teachers as possible can benefit from this additional support.

  • Time off timetable can be grouped together in different ways, for example, taken as whole days or half days.
  • Schools will be able to access DfE-accredited development materials based on the Early Career Framework for this cohort to use during this time off timetable.

Schools will receive this funding in summer term of 2022. Funding will be based on School Workforce Census returns.  

This DfE briefing document has been created to support you to manage this short notice ‘good news’ and includes some useful Q&As.

A link to the updated GOV.UK page can be found here: Induction for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak – GOV.UK (