Induction for NQTs is changing from September 2021.

Firstly, NQTs will be known as Early Career Teachers (ECTs)

You will still need an Appropriate Body, so please sign up to the SLA in the usual way if you are expecting ECTs from September.

Step 1 – read through the summary of the changes:

Step 2 – watch/read through a more detailed explanation:

Step 4 – sign up to the Appropriate Body SLA:

Step 6 – sign up to the DfE online service:

Step 7 – complete the Appropriate Body registration form:

Fidelity Checks:

The Appropriate Body is required to undertake a fidelity check if you are following the Core Induction Programme or the DIY Induction Programme. This will involve the ECT team visiting school to look at the structure and content of the programme you are offering your ECT(s). This is to assure the school, the Appropriate Body, the DfE and the TRA that the core elements of the induction programme are scheduled/sequenced in an appropriate way.

The length of the visit will vary depending on whether you are following Core or DIY. Visits to schools offering the DIY programme will be longer.

An example of the fidelity check paperwork is available here.

The ECT team will contact you well in advance of the visit to support you with your preparations.