Star Institute offers a professional ‘Appropriate Body’ service that supports the induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in all schools and settings. The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period for all NQTs. It is the Appropriate Body that makes the final decision as to whether an NQT has met the Teachers’ Standards on the recommendation of the Headteacher/Principal in the school where they work. Our service provides guidance, advice and training relating to the induction process and quality assurance of your NQT provision.


Star Institute can carry out the role of Appropriate Body for any school across the country with NQTs.


Our service includes:

  • Registering and monitoring the progress of NQTs
  • Reporting the outcomes of the NQT year to the Department for Education

  • Providing a briefing session for Professional Mentors and NQTs in the Autumn term
  • Assessing and reviewing a school’s NQT provision against the Teachers’ Standards, primarily via a school visit in Spring term (the length of the visit will vary according to the number of NQTs registered)
  • Giving advice where NQTs are at risk of failure and advising on appropriate support packages for the NQT
  • Providing advice and guidance on the induction of NQTs for Headteachers/Principals, Governors, Induction Tutors and NQTs
  • Providing an NQT Induction Tutor Information Pack and NQT Handbook
  • Phone/email support for Headteachers/Principals and NQT Professional Mentors
  • Providing access to up-to-date guidance documents


Three terms of full time employment.


Star Institute’s Appropriate Body service is available to any schools, academies, Local Authorities or Multi-Academy Trusts across England.


£250 per NQT per year for up to four registered NQTs per school

£180 for each subsequent NQT per year

Star Teachers can provide termly support at a reduced cost, if required.


Please register your interest on our enquiry form, call 0330 313 9870 or email

Key Information

Programme Appropriate Body Service
Duration 3 terms
Entry requirements Available to all schools in England with NQTs
How to apply Register interest with Star Institute

£240 per NQT, up to four registered NQTs per school

£175 for each subsequent NQT

“We feel wholly supported by the Star Institute’s Appropriate Body Service. The Quality Assurance visit provided the Induction Tutor with valuable feedback as to what we can do to further support our NQTs. The NQTs also found it useful and valued the advice the Quality Assurer gave them on how to evidence the Teacher Standards.”
Hannah Vercoe, St. Bede’s RC High School, Blackburn
“We have undertaken the QA process with other providers in the past, but I found for Star Institute’s Appropriate Body Service to be more rigorous in their approach. Continual monitoring and checking the quality assurance within schools is a much better way of assessing NQTs’ standards, rather than just having one visit that results in a pass or a fail. The QA was a good experience for both myself and the NQTs.”
Elaine Bond, Witton Park Academy, Blackburn
“Star Institute’s Appropriate Body Service offered a thorough and considered assessment of our NQT provision, highlighting our strengths in supporting new teachers to develop their existing skills and adjust to the rigours of day-to-day practice. The Assessor also offered some helpful recommendations as to how we could further improve our induction process and the experience of our NQTs. It was reassuring when the QA confirmed that all of our NQTs are meeting Teachers’ Standards to a good or outstanding level, and that our internal assessments of their capabilities have been accurate. The Quality Assurer was generous with their time and I know our NQTs were grateful for the constructive advice and support they received.”
Caterina Park, The Olive School, Hackney, London