Early Career Teachers

If you require information about NQTs (those who started induction prior to September 2021) please click here

You will still need an Appropriate Body, so please sign up to the SLA in the usual way if you have ECTs

Please contact ect@northumberland.gov.uk if you have any queries

Step 1

Read the summary of changes

Step 2

Read/watch a more detailed explanation

Step 3

Read the DfE guidance

Step 4

Sign up to the AB SLA

Step 6

Sign up the DfE online service

Step 7

Approriate Body Registration

Step 8

Write your ECT policy

Step 9

Remind your ECTs to consider joining a trade union

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 thatĀ 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 availableĀ here.

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

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