NTA (formerly NIPT) was established in 2013 at the request of the Department for Education by CST (Confederation of School Trusts – formerly FASNA) and IAA (the Independent Academies Association) and is now solely operated by CST.
NTA is overseen by a Board of Directors, comprising three members from CST. This board is responsible for the governance of the scheme, overseeing the finances and the work of senior staff.
The Board appoints the Appropriate Body Panel, which is responsible for approving decisions about induction and whether the NQT has passed or failed or if induction should be extended. Panel members must be serving or recently retired head teachers of schools rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted whose examination results match or exceed the national average of the current accountability framework.