Early Career Framework (ECF)

What is the Early Career Framework?

The Teaching School Hub is delighted to offer support for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) through the Full Induction Programme and Appropriate Body (AB) induction services.

The Hub is highly committed to ensuring that new teachers receive the best possible support, opportunities and development at the start of their career.  The Hub is therefore offering a DfE approved ,fully funded programme of professional development for Early Career teachers across Lincolnshire.  This programme sets out an entitlement to a new evidence-based approach over the first two years of an Early Career Teacher’s journey. In addition to this, the Hub is equally committed to ensuring that mentors have adequate training and support to conduct the role effectively.  The programme is designed to build upon the Core Content Framework (CCF) experienced during the Initial Teacher Training year, prior to beginning the ECT induction.

The Early Career Framework reforms are designed to ensure that Early Career Teachers develop the skills and confidence they need in order to teach effectively. The Early Career Framework is the evidence base which underpins this new entitlement for Early Career Teachers. This framework provides the content that all Early Career Teachers should access during the first 2 years of their career. Through an approach of 'learning about and learning how to do', the five core areas of the ECF are outlined below:

• Behaviour Management

• Pedagogy

• Curriculum

• Assessment

• Professional Behaviours

Early Career Professional Development Programme

Watch the video below for an insight to the impact the ECF is having on our September 2021 cohort of ECTs.

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DfE - Becoming ECF Ready

Watch the ECF webinar to find out more about the changes in the approach:

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Next Steps as a School

1. Register your ECTs on the Manage training for Early Career Teachers Service: Click Here. To access a step-by-step guide to set up your school’s ECF-based training programme: Click here.

2.Register for the Early Career Professional Development Programme (EC PDP) otherwise known as the Full Induction Programme (FIP) with Education Development Trust (EDT): Click here.

Schools already partnered with EDT for the academic year 2021-2022, do not need to complete an Expression of Interest (EoI) form for September 2022 onboarding.

3. To register with L.E.A.D. Teaching School Hub's Appropriate Body services: Click here.

We are using a portal named ECT Manager to register your school. 

Please find links to the following guides for Headteachers and Induction Leads that explains how to get started, including a helpful video on how to register your school.

Click here for Headteacher.

Click here for Induction Lead.

For Mentor and ECT access to the EDT online portal : Click here.

Who is the Lead Provider

The Teaching School Hub is proud to be working closely with the lead provider EDT to deliver the Early Career Framework in Lincolnshire. Please click this link to find out more about this:

Lincolnshire Hub Delivery Partners

The Teaching School Hub is proud to be working with a number of delivery partners, including previously designated Appropriate Bodies, to deliver this offer across our region. Many of these partners will be familiar in supporting ECTs throughout their first year of teaching.

For further information contact Stacey or Rachael on 01522 214459