Early Career Framework
Every Early Career Teacher (ECT) is 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 maintained schools and academies.
Teach First provide a DfE approved, high quality training programme, designed by experts, supported by research-based evidence and quality assured.
Each ECT is supported by a school-based mentor. Each Early Career Mentor (ECM) receives focused training and support to develop their skills in instructional coaching and effective mentoring. 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 our schools to develop and retain aspiring new teachers to help all our children achieve.