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I have completed the assessment form, but I cannot sign it, it's saying that the form is incomplete.

You need to 'Submit' the form; it will then be accessible by NQT for comments and signatures.

I have concerns about an NQT, do I wait until their assessment is due to register this concern?

No - check out the 'Guidance - Unsatisfactory progress or concerns' in the 'Resources' section and notify your awarding body sooner rather than later.

I think the assessment date for one of my NQTs is incorrect, what should I do? Should I just wait for the assessment form to become available?

Check the contract details - ensure that these are correct (start of induction date; whether full or part time, and if the latter, that the correct proportion is shown). If they are correct and the date still looks wrong, contact your awarding body and ask them to double check.

I want to start work on the assessment forms for my NQTs, but they're not yet available What can I do?

Check the format of the assessment form, then start your 'draft' assessment in a word document...add to it as time progresses and when the form becomes available, cut/copy and paste into on-line form.

On assessment form - Number of days completed during assessment period - do we count weekend days or just working days?

Just count the number of school days (so include Inset days, but not weekends).

The NQT is showing with an incorrect assessment date. They started induction in September, are full time and their assessment should be due in December.

Some schools have put the incorrect start date of induction, as the NQT did some work at the end of the summer term and this was registered as their induction start date. If in fact they all started induction in September 2014, then you need to change their details to reflect this. Go to contract details from the left hand menu from the NQT overview page. Once you've set them to September starts, the assessments will all be due in December.