Newly-qualified teachers will not have their induction period extended if they are absent because of coronavirus, the government has said.

The Department for Education has announced plans to amend the law to ensure NQTs currently doing their induction can complete it this academic year.

Under the current system, NQTs with ad-hoc absences totalling 30 days or more get an automatic extension to their induction of the aggregate number of days they have been off.

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