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Early Career Framework (ECF)

Early Career Framework Overview 

As of September 2021, new teachers joining the profession will benefit from a two-year induction programme which, underpinned by the Early Career Framework (ECF), will provide them with a structured programme of development, support and professional dialogue.

The ECF facilitates a step change in the structured support Early Career Teachers (ECTs) receive and clearly sets out what new teachers are expected to ‘learn about’ and ‘learn how to do’ based on expert guidance and the best available research evidence. The ECF supports ECTs to develop their teaching practice, knowledge and working habits, to help them establish a successful career in teaching.

ECTs will be assigned a dedicated mentor and will have a reduced timetable in their first two years of teaching following qualification, (10% reduction in year one and 5% reduction in year two).  This will provide them with the time and support needed to focus on their professional development, so that every new teacher is supported to lay the foundations for a fulfilling and rewarding career in teaching.

We are delighted to be working with Best Practice Network (BPN), Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING' Early Career Framework (ECF) Lead Provider.

For more details: Early Career Framework ECF - Early Career Development Programme | Best Practice Network