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Can my ECT take on additional responsibilities during their induction period?

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Can my ECT take on additional responsibilities during their induction period?

As with the previous NQT Induction, ECTs should not take on additional responsibilities in Year 1. 

If you feel the Year 2 ECT has the strength, capacity, experience and level of skill to start to take on an additional responsibility in Year 2 then we would strongly advise that they shadow a current leader rather than taking complete responsibility. 

Their main focus should still be on meeting the Teachers Standards. Adding to an ECTs workload could put them at risk.

Care should be taken to ensure ECTs are not put in a position where they may risk not meeting the standards. By asking them to take on additional responsibilities you may jeopardise their chance of completing their Induction.

Fidelity should be with the requirements of statutory induction, including the Early Career Framework, for the 2 years. Please also consider that:

  • You should provide the ECT with a reduced timetable to enable them to undertake activities in their induction programme 

  • You should not make unreasonable demands upon the ECT

  • You should not present the ECT, on a day-to-day basis, with discipline problems that are unreasonably demanding for the setting;

  • You should not involve additional non-teaching responsibilities without the provision of appropriate preparation and support.

If you require any additional support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for further guidance.

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