Early Career Framework
September 2021 saw the introduction of an important reform in new teacher induction. Every new teacher is now entitled to a structured programme of support and development based on the Early Career Framework (ECF). This is a statutory requirement that schools must meet. One Cumbria are delivering the Teach First Full Induction Programme to schools across our county. This programme is free to schools.
Teach First provide a DfE approved, high quality training programme, designed by experts, supported by research-based evidence and quality assured.
Each early career teacher (ECT) is supported by a school-based mentor, they also receive focused training and support to develop their skills as instructional coaches. Locally based programme facilitators, drawn from the experienced and expert practitioners and leaders in our schools, ensure the programme is responsive to local needs and contexts – as we know, the Cumbrian educational system is eclectic and diverse, and our programme recognises and reacts to this.
Working together, our aim is simple – we will support out schools to develop and retain aspiring new teachers to help all our children achieve.