The government DfE have issued the following guidance for NQTs, schools and colleges preparing for induction from September 2020 onwards:  

information for schools and NQTs preparing for NQT Induction from September 2020.

They have also published lengthy guidance for schools and colleges outlining what each need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in addition to guidance for safeguarding

On the 1st April (updated August 2020) the government issued the following guidance (linked below) relating to COVID-19 and NQT induction. This guidance has been extended to September 2021:

Government Guidance RE: COVID-19 and NQT Induction

In affect the above information means that induction has and will continue on the 'normal' timeframe (for most NQT's) with assessment due dates remaining the same (see NQT Manager)

NOTE:  Heads, Tutors and Induction Co-ordinators who currently have NQTs registered with us - please see our circular emails dated 1/7/2020, 8/6/2020, 29/4/20 and 2/4/20 for further details inc. information relating to those NQTs currently in their 3rd and final term and those NQTs serving an extension.

Kind regards

Manchester Local Authority