Once you successfully complete your Initial Teacher Training (ITT), you’ll become an Early Career Teacher (ECT). You will hold this status for the first 2 years of your career. To support you, the Department of Education (DfE) has put together the Early Career Framework (ECF). The ECF is part of an entitlement to a two-year structured package of support for future generations of teachers.
It was developed by the DfE in response to the 2019 Teacher Recruitment and Retention strategy. As an ECT, it will support you to develop and perfect your skills, knowledge and practice, so that you are able to establish a solid foundation for a rewarding and successful teaching career.
The ECF is divided into a number of core areas:
We support our Early Career Teachers (ECTs) working in our different schools, phases and curricula areas.
As one of our ECTs, we ensure you will:
We hope to retain and develop our Trust ECTs and create a culture of ‘growing our own’ future leaders.
|Self-directed study materials|
Guided self-directed reading materials and learning tasks
Structured mentoring meetings to provide support and challenge
|Local training sessions|
Facilitated training sessions hosted by local delivery partners
Induction and learning for regional groups of ECTs
Facilitated online learning, delivered by a range of partners.
Structured opportunities for ECTs to work collaboratively and to support one another
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