What we do

NCTL's aims are to improve academic standards by recruiting and developing a workforce to meet the needs of our school system, and to help schools to help each other to improve. We will work towards developing a 0 to 18 education system which will allow new ways of working to support the best schools, headteachers, and teachers to lead improvements in the quality and training of all school staff.

NCTL is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.

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Initial teacher training

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, excluding UK bank holidays.

Returning to teaching

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, excluding UK bank holidays.

Qualified teacher status and induction

Teaching school and system leader help desk

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, excluding UK bank holidays.

General enquiries

Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Department for Education
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street

Manchester
M1 2WD

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