Edited the description to clarify that this guidance is only for inductions that started before 1 September 2021. The link to the new guidance has been moved to the top of the page for greater visibility.
Added a link to the updated guidance 'Induction for early career teachers (England)'.
Added a link to guidance about changes to newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Updated induction for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) 2018.
Replaced guidance with a revised December 2016 edition.
Replaced the document with 2016 edition.
Annex B, paragraph 18 gives more detail on when overseas trained teachers (OTT) can work in a school without having completed an induction period.
Clarified what is meant by independent sector when referring to statutory induction.
DfE has reviewed and republished this guidance and confirmed it is up to date.