The Professional Learning Institute offers a bespoke professional learning programme to Newly Qualified Teachers who have attained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The school-based induction programme builds upon the initial teacher training programme using the Early Career Framework (DfE, 2019) which is underpinned by the very latest educational research and practice. It provides contextualised professional learning from the employing school. There are six facilitated sessions which are co-planned by experts from across Summit Learning Trust.


1, High expectations and Managing Behaviour

2. How pupils learn, classroom practice


3. Adaptive practice

4. Curriculum


5. Assessment

6. Professional Behaviours

Please see your individual school/college diary for exact dates and times or speak with your schools Induction Tutor.

Erdington Hall Primary – Wendy Cotterill

Pegasus Primary – Vanessa Wardle

The Oaklands Primary – Hydeh Fayaz

Yarnfield Primary – Jess Sparkes

Cockshut Hill School – Emily Phillips

Lyndon School – Laura Rose

Ninestiles School, An Academy – Zara Ali

The Sixth Form College, Solihull – Sonia Wood

The PLI Programme provides an opportunity for new teachers from across the whole of Summit Learning Trust to network, collaborate and practice together as well as provide a valuable means of peer-to-peer support.


19th September – 14.30 – 18.00 – “Starting out in this amazing profession”


Bespoke days – 2 days out of school – “Subject Pedagogy”


26th June 17.00 till late & 27th June 10.00 – 14.00 – “Celebrate and Next Steps”

NQT Mentors please see the Coaching & Mentoring section on the PLI Website for information on the Level 1 & Level 2 certificate in Effective / Advanced Coaching and Mentoring.