The Department for Education (DfE) is conducting an early rollout of the Early Career Framework development programme from September 2020 in particular regions, including Northumberland. Participation is voluntary, however we strongly advise all schools to participate. Schools who opt in will access a 2 year professional development support package for their NQTs which includes:
- funded 5% time off timetable in the second year of teaching, in addition to the existing 10% in the first year
- a range of high-quality, freely available curricula and training materials underpinned by the Early Career Framework
- funded training for NQTs and mentors of NQTs
- funded time for mentors to support NQTs
Selecting a professional development provider for your school
All providers offer professional development support for early rollout but each individual provider is developing their own set of materials based on the Early Career Framework to meet schools’ individual needs. You’ll need to look at each provider’s offer on their webpage and select the one that’s right for you.
Information about the programmes are below:
To sign up or raise queries:
Statutory induction during early rollout
There will be no changes to statutory induction during the first year of early rollout. The development support package will last for 2 years but statutory induction during early rollout will continue to last for one year. This means that schools must continue to register with an Appropriate Body (such as Northumberland LA). After one year, NQTs will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards to determine whether they have passed induction. There is no change to the present arrangements.
If you have any queries or questions about ECF or the Appropriate Body please contact Dave Cookson.