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

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