Eleven NQTs

December 21, 2018

Specific Areas of Responsibility a NQT has is:


Subject to the policies of the school and the Education Authority, the duties of teachers, promoted and unpromoted, are to perform such tasks as the Head Teacher shall direct having reasonable regard to overall workload related to the following categories:

  • teaching assigned classes together with associated preparation and correction

  • developing the school curriculum

  • assessing, recording and reporting the work of pupils

  • preparing pupils for examinations and assisting with their administration

  • providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education

  • promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils

  • working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals

  • undertaking appropriate and agreed Continuing Professional Development

  • participating in issues related to school planning, raising achievement and individual review

  • contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the school


Key Duties Associated with Areas of Responsibility that they have are:



  • Teach assigned classes

  • Maintain classroom discipline and promote positive behaviour

  • Ensure pupil health and safety

  • Plan coherent and progressive teaching programmes that match pupils’ personal learning needs and abilities

  • Develop teaching and assessment materials

  • Use the results of assessment to evaluate and improve teaching, and the learning and attainment of pupils

  • Set and maintain targets and the pace of work for all pupils

  • Prepare pupils for internal and external assessments

  • Assist with the administration of internal and external assessments

  • Record, monitor and report on pupil progress

  • Meet with parents/carers to review pupil progress and ongoing educational needs

  • Contribute to the effective running of stage/curricular area/subject/department

  • Contribute to development planning, evaluation and quality assurance processes



  • Provide pastoral advice for pupils

  • Monitor and take appropriate action in relation to routine aspects of the attendance, behaviour and progress of these pupils

  • Contribute to the planning and transfer of pupils across transitional stages

  • Communicate with parents/carers, as appropriate


  • Engage in the process of curriculum development in collaboration with colleagues

  • Contribute to the planning, development and implementation of policies

  • Participate in the induction of new colleagues and student teachers

  • Work in collaboration with other professionals


Collegiate duties may be undertaken on an Authority, cluster, whole school, stage basis and in the stage/curricular area/subject/department of each teacher.


Professional Development:


It is expected that, within the guidelines of the Authority and within each school’s development framework, all teachers will undertake professional learning and development, as agreed with the Head Teacher or his/her delegated Line Manager representative

  • Fulfil contractual obligations in relation to Continuing Professional Development

  • Participate in the annual Professional Review and Development process

  • Undertake appropriate, and agreed, Continuing Professional Development

Allocation of Duties:


Teachers are accountable, through appropriate Line Managers, to the Head Teacher and, in turn, through him/her to the Director of Education and Social Care.


Following a process of consultation, each teacher’s Line Manager will determine the particular duties that they will carry out, and which may vary, as required.


Duties must be capable of being undertaken within contractual time and will have regard to teacher workload.





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