Appropriate Body

From September 2021, teachers joining the profession undertake a two-year induction period, underpinned by the Early Career Framework, which will provide them with a structured programme of development, support and professional dialogue. ECTs will have a dedicated mentor and it is a requirement that they have a reduced timetable in their first two years of teaching following qualification, giving them the time and support needed to focus on their professional development so that every new teacher is supported to lay the foundations for a fulfilling and rewarding career in teaching.

Appropriate Bodies will play a key part in teacher induction. From September 2021, Appropriate Bodies have two key roles; to ensure that ECTs receive their statutory entitlements with regard to the amended statutory guidance, and to ensure that ECTs are fairly and consistently assessed. Appropriate Bodies will also be expected to check that ECTs are receiving a programme of support and training based on the ECF. Appropriate Bodies will make the final decision as to whether the ECT has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards, based on the headteacher’s recommendation.

One Cumbria provides Appropriate Body Services for the whole of Cumbria. Our programme of support has been developed by qualified teachers who have experience of Initial Teacher Training and supporting Early Career Teachers together with a knowledge of the Early Career Framework.


Test Link to application form 

If you would like to register an ECT with One Cumbria for either Appropriate Body Services and/or Early Career Framework, please email Tina Beddoe in the first instance at:

AB Service Level Agreement

Summer Term Induction Tutor Briefing

Click this link for the Induction Handbook 2023-24

Click this link for the Statutory Induction Assessment Form 

Click this link for the Statutory Induction Progress Review Form 

Click this link for an example Lesson Observation Form  Please feel free to use your own version of a lesson observation form if you already have one.

Click this link for an example ECT Action Plan Form  Please feel free to use your own version of an action plan form if you already have one.


Appropriate Body Partners

These are our Appropriate Body Partners

Vicky Evans

Vicky is currently a  Deputy Head / SENCO at a primary school in Barrow-in-Furness.  She was a year 1 teacher for many years and has been an ITT mentor and ECT mentor for the past 8 years.



Hayley Gray

Hayley has worked in both the secondary and primary sector over her 30 year career in Cumbria and is currently Assistant Headteacher at the Lunesdale Learning Trust in Kirkby Lonsdale. She has been involved in the induction and mentoring of new teachers since 2016 as the Appropriate Body Lead for the South Lakes Teaching School Alliance, and as well as being an ECT induction tutor and ITT professional mentor in her own school, and also delivering generic sessions for ITT providers. Hayley leads on Teaching and Learning across the LLT as well as being a DSL i/c attendance. Prior to her current post, Hayley was Director of a Language College, an AST and Primary Languages Coordinator for Cumbria. Her role with One Cumbria is to act as the Appropriate Body Lead for the South, ensuring ECTs, ECMs and Induction Tutors are monitored and supported in their roles.

Appropriate Body Model Reviews for Mosaic

Model end of year 1

Model final formal

What good progress reviews look like