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.

Click this link to view the Early Career Framework brochure

Click this link to watch the Early Career Framework presentation

Click this link to view our curriculum overview on a page

Click this link to view the ECF Programme adjustments for part-time ECTs PowerPoint

Click this link to view the ECF Programme adjustment agreement

Click this link to view the ECF Funding Brief

ECF Update

From September 22 we will have three formal cohorts of ECTs and Mentors:

  • September 21 starters – Cohort 1a
  • January 22 starters – Cohort 1b
  • September 22 starters (Including April 22 starters) – Cohort 2a.

SEPTEMBER 2021 STARTERS  – COHORT 1A

ECF Year 2 Induction Conferences  July  4th, 7th and 15th – booking forms have been sent out to all schools with an ECT who started in September 2021. Mentor session in the morning and ECT session in the afternoon.

If you have not returned your form please contact Lindsey Martin at MARTINL@onecumbria.education as soon as possible.

Conferences take place at Rheged and are not phase or subject specific.

Face to Face Seminars

Seminars for Y2 will be delivered as face-to-face sessions. We are front loading the seminars and delivering two seminars in one session. The seminars are subject or phase specific. Mentors will attend the morning session and ECTs will attend the afternoon session.

Music and DT offered as virtual seminars – delivered in collaboration with Vantage TSH and Red Kite TSH. ECTs will be contacted individually about these.

Booking forms were sent to ECF Leads on Friday 24th June, but can also be found at the links below.  Schools are asked to commit to all three seminars when booking.

Y2 Secondary Mentor seminar booking form

Y2 Secondary ECT seminar booking form

Y2 Primary Mentor seminar booking form

Y2 Primary ECT seminar booking form

 

Secondary Seminars (TBC):

Autumn TermSUBJECTS COVERED IN THE ECT SEMINAR
15/09/22

Rheged

Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, RE, Drama, MFL PE.
16/09/22

Rheged

English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Art.

 

Spring TermSUBJECTS COVERED IN THE ECT SEMINAR
12/01/23

Rheged

Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, RE, Drama PE,
13/01/23

Rheged

English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Art, MFL

 

Summer TermSUBJECTS COVERED IN THE ECT SEMINAR
27/04/23

Rheged

Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, RE, Drama PE,
28/04/2

Rheged

English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Art, MFL

 

 

Primary Seminars

Autumn TermVenue
22/09/22Rheged
23/09/22St Gregory and St Patrick’s Infant School, Whitehaven

 

Spring TermVenue
19/01/23Rheged
20/01/23Energus

 

Summer TermVenue
04/05/23Rheged
05/05/23Energus

 

 

JANUARY 2022 STARTERS – COHORT 1B

Autumn term seminars

These will continue to be delivered virtually for Modules 5 and 6 during the Autumn term.

Y2 Induction

This will take place virtually in conjunction with Red Kite TSH and Vantage TSH.

Wednesday 14th December 2022 – Mentors in the morning and ECTs in the afternoon.

Y2 seminars

Mentors and ECTs will join with the 1a cohort for face to face seminars in the Spring and Summer term.

Seminars for Y2 will be delivered as face-to-face sessions. We are front loading the seminars and delivering two seminars in one session. The seminars are subject or phase specific. Mentors will attend the morning session and ECTs will attend the afternoon session.

Music and DT offered as virtual seminars – delivered in collaboration with Vantage TSH and Red Kite TSH. Booking forms will be sent to ECF Leads in October 2022.

Secondary Seminars (TBC):

Spring TermSUBJECTS COVERED IN THE ECT SEMINAR
12/01/23

Rheged

Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, RE, Drama PE,
13/01/23

Rheged

English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Art, MFL

 

Summer TermSUBJECTS COVERED IN THE ECT SEMINAR
27/04/23

Rheged

Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, RE, Drama PE,
28/04/2

Rheged

English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Art, MFL

 

 

Primary Seminars

Spring TermVenue
19/01/23Rheged
20/01/23Energus

 

Summer TermVenue
04/05/23Rheged
05/05/23Energus

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2022 STARTERS – COHORT 2A

ECTs and Mentors who started in April 2022 will be aligned with this cohort from Autumn term 2, and can attend the induction conferences if they wish to do so.

Induction Conferences

Two induction conferences will take place on 12th and 19th September. (Venues to be confirmed).

Mentor conferences will take place in the morning and ECTs in the afternoon.

Conferences will be a half day session with a pre reading task given in advance.

Booking forms for conferences will be sent out shortly.

 

Y1 seminars

All Y1 seminars will be delivered virtually. ECTs will be in a cohort with two dedicated facilitators for the full year.

Mentors: we will run two mentor groups – one for experienced mentors and one for those new to mentoring under the ECF. The groups will have fidelity to the key training and learning points for mentors, but the experienced mentor group will have more time for discussion. The mentor groups will be delivered by our most experienced facilitators.

Seminar dates:

ECTMentor
Module 1Wb 17/10/22
Module 2Wb 07/11/22

Wb 21/11/22

Wb 14/11/22
Module 3Wb 16/01/23

Wb 30/01/23

Wb 23/01/23
Module 4Wb 06/03/23

20/03/23

WB 13/03/23
Module 5Wb 24/04/23

Wb 08/05/23

Wb 01/05/23
Module 6Wb 12/06/23

Wb 26/06/23

Wb 19/06/23

 

 

JANUARY 23 STARTERS  – Cohort 2b– Y1 PLANNING

Induction conference delivered in collaboration with Vantage TSH and Red Kite TSH – Friday 6th January 2023.

One Cumbria will deliver Mentor conference (AM). VTSH will deliver ECT conference (PM) (Both virtual)

One Cumbria will deliver Y1 seminars virtually on a THURSDAY.

Working together we will:

  • Provide a sequenced two-year development programme, with funded training delivered direct to ECTs.
  • Provide self-directed study material for all ECTs.
  • Provide funded training direct to mentors, including materials to support mentor sessions that will reduce mentor workload.
  • Set up networking events and bespoke support and solutions for small and rural schools.
  • As an Appropriate Body, act as a single point of contact for ECF and AB services.
  • Provide effective communication from our team – we understand our schools and Cumbrian contexts.
  • Deliver enhanced provision added to the Teach First programme from colleagues that represent the range of educational institutions in our county.

Deliver enhanced provision added to the Teach First programme from colleagues that represent the range of educational institutions in our county.

To register an interest, or if you have any questions about the ECF and One Cumbria and Teach First’s provision, please contact us at schaferj@onecumbria.education and we will be pleased to help.

DfE Portal Video Walk Through: Registering your school, Induction Tutor and Early Career Teachers