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What is the difference between the Appropriate Body and Early Career Framework?

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What is the difference between the Appropriate Body and Early Career Framework?

Appropriate bodies (ABs) play an important role in the statutory induction of new teachers by providing independent quality assurance, ensuring that schools provide adequate support for their Early Career Teachers (ECTs), and that their assessment is fair and consistent.

The Early Career Framework (ECF) is the evidence base which underpins the training curriculum and entitlement for Early Career Teachers’ (ECTs). It sets out what all ECTs should learn about; and learn how to do, during the first two years of their careers. There are five core areas:

  • Behaviour Management

  • Pedagogy

  • Curriculum

  • Assessment

  • Professional Behaviours

The ECF has no bearing on the length of statutory induction. We do find that some part-time ECTs complete the ECF at the same pace as full-time ECTs however, statutory induction will last the equivalent of 2 years full-time. For example, a 0.5 contract would take 4 years.

Your Induction completion is based upon the assessment of your performance against the Teacher Standards through progress reports and formal assessments.

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