Early Career Framework (ECF)
Early Career Teachers
We’re pleased to announce that we are partnering with education charity Ambition Institute to deliver our induction programme, Early Career Teachers. This Department for Education-funded programme is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of early career teachers.
Those doing the training will learn:
- The content of the early career framework, including behaviour, instruction, curriculum assessment and self-regulation
- What effective teaching looks like, putting them on the path to becoming an expert in teaching
- How to keep getting better, so they can continue to improve in their careers.
Benefits to your school include:
- Improved wellbeing and job satisfaction of NQTs
- Attract and retain staff
- A two-year package of support
Why this programme?
With retention an issue across the education sector, investment in teachers’ development has never been more important, especially for those who are just starting out. This brand new, Department for Education-funded programme builds on the thinking behind the Early Career Framework to help educators early in their careers develop expertise, and improve wellbeing and job satisfaction.
Retain your staff
Provide the quality professional development and mentoring that new teachers need to consolidate and become effective and satisfied in their roles, and stay in the profession.
Cutting edge insight
Give your early career teachers and mentors access to the best available evidence, alongside internationally-recognised effective practice from around the world.
The Early Career Teachers programme is a blended learning experience. It provides teachers and their mentors with high quality, evidence-informed training and materials, alongside scaffolding to ensure effective mentoring.
What participants learn:
- All the ‘learn that’ and ‘learn how to’ content of the Early Career Framework, including behaviour, instruction, curriculum, assessment and self-regulation.
- What effective teaching looks like, through specific examples and explanations of how and why this practice works. This will help early career teachers develop expertise in teaching
- How to keep getting better, so they can continue to improve and thrive during their career.
How participants learn:
- A carefully designed combination of face-to-face training, virtual peer-learning groups, expert-led webinars and weekly video tutorials. These all sit alongside support for effective mentoring.
- All content is designed and delivered by experts in teacher education, drawing upon the best available evidence in how teachers learn.
- Programme components have been designed intentionally to fit with the demands of schools and the busy lives of teachers. This keeps travel and cover requirements to a minimum, and provides online learning that can be undertaken at any time, in any place, on any device.
Precise programme content will evolve as the evidence base develops.
The Early Career Teachers programme is funded by the Department for Education.
The Early Career Framework and the opportunities it provides to new teachers is a game changer for the sector. We're really excited to be part of the team delivering this new entitlement for Early Career Teachers and their mentors.
Marie Hamer, Design and Teaching, Executive Director Learning, Ambition Institute
Newly Qualified Teachers (ECTs) are eligible for this Programme. Schools are expected to put all their ECTs and associated mentors on the Programme. You need to apply directly through the DfE.
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