Supporting New Teachers with the Early Career Framework

Supporting New Teachers

Early Career Framework

We know new teachers can find the first few years daunting, particularly when it comes to balancing their workload. This, in part, is why the Department for Education has introduced the Early Career Framework (ECF).

It’s underpinned by a fully-funded, two-year package of structured training and support for early career teachers, linked to the best available research and evidence.

Pilot regions are currently trialing the 2 year induction programme and national rollout will begin in September 2021. It will affect early career teaching professionals who’ll start their induction from September 2021.

Statutory Induction

This is a summary of what will change after national rollout in September 2021.

  1. Induction will increase from a 1-year to a 2-year statutory induction period.
  2. After 2 years, early career teaching professionals will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards to determine whether they’ve passed the induction.

QTS will continue to be awarded:

  • at the end of initial teacher training
  • before the start of statutory induction (minus exemptions from assessment only routes)

For more information please visit the guidance page for supporting early career teachers by clicking here.

There are three key documents to explore which include:

Supporting Early Career Teachers

This document explains what’s in the support package.

Early Career Framework

This document describes:

  • the Early Career Framework
  • what should be learnt about
  • what teachers should learn how to do

Rollout of the Early Career Framework support package

This document explains:

  • when and where early rollout will take place
  • who’ll provide support packages
  • the changes planned to statutory induction and the statutory guidance

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