NQT Research and Development Conference

NQT Research and Development Conference

Since 2016,  many of our NQTs have participated in Southwark's innovative research and development programme.

What is Southwark's Research and Reflective Practice Programme?  

Throughout the year the NQTs have been engaged in small scale action research.

At the beginning of the academic year the NQTs, in collaboration with their mentors chose an area on their action plan to track and monitor throughout the year.

Throughout the year the NQT, in collaboration with their induction tutors, school based tutors and workshop leaders have been engaged in dialogue around:

  • how their understanding of their focus area has changed and developed over the year
  • why those changes may have occurred
  • how this has impacted on the pupils/children that they teach.


The research projects are presented at the end of the year at Southwark’s NQT Research and Development Conference, which is opened by Southwark's Mayor and the Director of Education.    

NQT class of 2019


Southwark are very proud of their NQTs and their achievements! Many thanks for a wonderful day and congratulations to all of the NQTs involved. The presentations were thoughtful and reflective.


When the challenges come, I hope you remember that anchored deep within you is the ability to learn and grow. You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Like a muscle, you can build it up, draw on it when you need it.

In that process you will figure out who are really are - any just might become the very best version of yourself