The Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance (Portsmouth TSA) is the Appropriate Body directly managing the NQT induction programme, operating in partnership with the council. This new arrangement secures the excellent service currently provided which is so well regarded by schools and academies.
It is also retains the independent quality assurance role provided by the council. Schools and academies can continue to enjoy a high quality provision which supports the strategic aim of the Portsmouth Education Partnership in relation to the recruitment and retention of teachers. Portsmouth TSA provides quality assurance and statutory induction of NQTs, as required of schools under the Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) Regulations 2012. Portsmouth TSA will also verify the assessment judgements based on the evidence supplied and forwards its decisions to the DfE so that NQTs receive their Certificate of Induction, without which they cannot teach in maintained schools in England