Welcome and contact details

As members of the 0-19 Standards team the NQT team is committed to supporting teachers early on in their career.

If you are an enthusiastic and dynamic NQT, who is aspiring to make a difference to improving the life chances of Southwark’s young people, then we would like to invite you to work in Southwark. You would form an integral part of our schools‘ community. In return Southwark can offer excellent schools in a rich and diverse community where we all continuously strive for high standards for every child. Our schools’ community is enthusiastic, committed to children and their learning and celebrates the success of the schools and their teachers. Your hard work and commitment as an NQT will be rewarded with some of the best training and support available, as well as exceptional opportunities for career progression. If this sounds like you, then apply to become a teacher in Southwark.

Our NQT team are commited to supporting you with your induction

On behalf of Southwark Council I would like to welcome you to our borough and to the teaching profession. We hope that your working time here is fulfilling and rewarding and that this will be the first of many years service with us.

To help you through your induction year we need to make sure that you are provided with the following contact details:

Vilma Edwards

NQT Programme Officer


Tel: 020 7525 2728

Cara Cahill

NQT IYT Adviser


Tel: 0207525 7381

David Bromfield

Education Adviser (Secondary and Post-16)

Standards Team 0-19

Tel: 07522 348935

Email: david.bromfield@southwark.gov.uk

Terry Segarty

Head of 0-19 Standards

020 7525 759

Email: Terry.Segarty@southwark.gov.uk


Named contact at the appropriate body

2.25 At registration the appropriate body should provide the NQT with a named contact with whom they may raise any concerns about their induction programme that they are unable to resolve. This person should not be directly involved in monitoring or supporting the NQT or in making decisions about satisfactory completion of induction.

I am your named person. If you do wish to talk through any issues on a one to one basis please email me Cara Cahill with a phone number and I will get back to you. Alternatively please ring Vilma Edwards, leave a number and a time to call and again I will get back to you.

The Appropriate Body also supply a ‘named person’. This contact is Terry Segary, Head of 0-19 standards and you should contact him if you have concerns which have not been resolved in any other way.