DfE: Early Career Framework Induction Evaluation
On 26th May, the Department published an evaluation of the Early Career Framework (ECF) induction. The research builds on the interim report published in May last year, and is informed by surveys, interviews, and case studies. The key findings include:
- A very positive picture of retention with almost all (96%) of Early Career Teachers (ECTs) intending to stay in teaching for the next academic year and four in five saying that they intend to stay in teaching in five years’ time.
- Mentoring is highly valued and working well – ECTs rated their mentors highly and felt well supported and listened to.
- ECTs’ confidence in their abilities continues to grow – they feel more confident about setting and demonstrating high expectations, planning and teaching well-structured lessons and promoting progression by reflecting and building on pupils’ capabilities and prior knowledge; and the greatest gains in confidence were in behaviour management, assessment and adaptive teaching.
- However, workload continues to be a problem for some mentors – mentors are often senior staff and are coping with many sector-wide pressures. This meant it could be difficult to prioritise mentor training and find time to observe lessons.
Ultimately, the success of the new induction approach and Early Career Framework comes down to the hard work from mentors and induction tutors who day in day out work with our early career teachers, helping them to be the best that they can for the pupils they teach. A big ‘thank you’ to all colleagues involved!
Spencer Teaching School Hub is very proud to be part of this journey supporting schools with how we continuously improve the support and training we offer to our new career starters. We are committed to working with our lead provider, the Education Development Trust, and the DfE in how we respond to the challenges raised by this research and remain committed to supporting schools.
You can read the full research here.Read More
New to Appropriate Body during 2023 – 02.03.23
Join us for information regarding our Appropriate Body (AB) Services if you are new to joining us during 2023.
Date: Thursday 2nd March 2023
Time: 4 – 5pm
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Audience: Induction Tutors, CPD Leads, Senior Leaders
Find out about:
- Find out about:
- The Appropriate Body
- What we offer as part of our AB services
- Transition from Local Authorities to ABs
- Next steps to register with us
- Open Q&A
CLICK HERE to view the flyer and book a place
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: email@example.comRead More
Derby Primary ECT Pool – 8th March 2023
Are you an ECT looking for your first primary teaching job in Derby for 2023?
You’re invited to apply to be a part of the Derby Early Career Teacher (ECT) Pool, acollaborative fast-track recruitment scheme for primary school in Derby!
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Apply today at www.derbyectpool.org.uk
Interview date: Wednesday 8th March 2023
DfE Early Career Framework Induction Tutors – Update
The DfE have released an update regarding ECF participants moving schools.
Update from the DfE regarding participants moving schoolsRead More
DfE Early Career Framework CIP Accredited Materials – Update
NEW DfE Early Career Framework CIP Accredited Materials – Update
The DfE-accredited materials will no longer be available via the WordPress site from 30 April 2022.
Schools who want to access the DfE-accredited materials can now access them via the digital service: Support for early career teachers (education.gov.uk).
As a reminder, the Department has also put together the following webpages for induction leads containing the handbooks and training outlines for the DfE-accredited materials.
Schools who want to access the DfE–accredited materials to deliver an early career framework (ECF) based induction should continue to select only one set of materials as the basis of their programme, and register with the DfE’s online service here to access their chosen DfE-accredited materials: Support for early career teachers (education.gov.uk)
For queries about accessing or using these materials please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Derby OA – Early Years Training Offer
Supporting the transition from early years settings into school, especially for children with SEND.
Derby OA have three new opportunities for colleagues who support early years’ children in Derby.
CLICK HERE to find out more and book your place.
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The DfE has published new guidance regarding the ECF. This guidance covers the most common questions regarding ECF, and we hope will be a valuable resource for schools.
Please find the links below:
ECF induction and training: additional information for early career teachers – Manage training for early career teachers (education.gov.uk)
ECF induction and training: additional information for school leaders – Manage training for early career teachers (education.gov.uk)
ECF induction and training: additional information for mentors – Manage training for early career teachers (education.gov.uk)
ECF and NPQ Update from Minister of State for School Standards
ECF and NPQ Update
Please CLICK HERE to view letter from Minister of State for School Standards that was sent to all schools.
Date: 11th March 2022Read More
Derby Primary ECT Pool – 9th March
Are you an ECT looking for your first primary teaching job?
You’re invited to apply to be a part of the Derby Early Career Teacher (ECT) Pool. a collaborative fast-track recruitment scheme for primary school in Derby!
Apply today at www.derbyectpool.org.uk
Interview date: Wednesday 9th March 2022