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Early Career Framework


The Early Career Framework underpins an entitlement to a fully funded, two-year package of structured support for early career teachers, linked to the best available research evidence. From September 2021, new teachers will receive development support and training over two years instead of one, with additional funding available to support their time out of the classroom in the second year and a dedicated mentor. Support will be available to mentors, and funding will be provided to cover mentor’s time with the mentee in the second year of teaching.

The Early Career Development Programme has been designed with the Early Career Teacher in mind. The first years of a teacher's career are vitally important for professional development and the best time to develop good habits and effective teaching strategies.

Flexibly delivered with the time constraints of an Early Career Teacher in mind, the programme comprehensively delivers all the content of the Early Career Framework and slots neatly into the schedule of an early career teacher.

  Face-to-face and online webinars with local leading experts

  Regular meetings with an in-school mentor 

  Self-study featuring rich multimedia content including videos, practical tasks and discussion activities

Early Career Teacher Schedule

Flexibly delivered  through a combination of online webinars, face-to-face events and self-study, the programme slots neatly into the schedule of an early career teacher.


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 Annual Induction Conference to engage ECTs with ECF content and initiate motivation and learning networks

 Half-termly 3-hour facilitated face-to-face sessions

 Groups can be based on geography, phase or school delivery partner

 9 modules based on the Teachers’ Standards

 In-school mentor support and challenge for two years

Mentor Schedule

We work with in-school mentors to equip them with the necessary tools to fully support ECTs.  Our mentoring programme ensures that mentors are proficient in all aspects of the ECF and develops mentoring and coaching techniques that will enable them to support and challenge ECTs. These highly-trained mentors will play a key role in the development of ECTs and the transferable skills learned will produce long lasting benefits for mentors' schools and colleagues.

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 Introduces the ONSIDE and CEDAR Mentoring models, illustrating their use and impact

 Mentors meet the National Standards for school-based Mentors

 Mentors complete a skills audit, identifying gaps in knowledge which can be addressed before undertaking the mentor role

For more information please view the PowerPoint or watch the video below

To sign up for the Full Induction programme please visit both links below:

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