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Early Career Framework

From September 2021 all Early Career Teachers (ECTs) are entitled to a two year Early Career Framework (ECF)induction based on the  Early career Framework 2019

The Early Career Framework underpins a funded, two-year package of structured training and support for ECT’s ensuring they have dedicated time to focus on their development, building on their Initial Teacher Training. It recognises the first few years of a teacher’s career are critical, where learning opportunities, nurturing and support can make or break a career in teaching. This has never been more true than for Early Career Teachers starting in 2021.

The content of the Early Career Framework builds on and complements ITT and underpins what ECT’s should be entitled to learn about and learn how to based on expert guidance and the best available research evidence.

The ECF has been designed to support ECTs development in 5 core areas:

  • Behaviour Management
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Professional Behaviours

This new initiative provides:

  • 2 years of funded high-quality training
  • Development materials based on the Early Career Framework
  • Additional funding for 5% time away from the classroom for teachers in their second year
  • A dedicated mentor, plus support for these mentors
  • Funding to cover mentors’ time with the mentee in the second year of teaching

This induction offers a blended programme of face-to-face training and one-to-one mentor sessions, alongside self-directed study for early career teachers, and new training for mentors.

Tykes Teaching Alliance are delighted to be working in partnership with the Barnsley and Doncaster Teaching School Hub who are  partnering with UCL Institute of Education to offer a robust  professional learning and development pathway for ECTs and Mentors.

You can also choose our Appropriate Body service for statutory assessment of your ECTs 2-year induction for a joined-up approach.

To begin the registration process please complete the online form here:

Template for schools to complete – ECT Details

If you require any further guidance then please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below.

Karen Hartshorne –  NQT Induction Appropriate Body Co-ordinator

Telephone – 01226 100450 or mobile – 07703 808468