Early Careers Framework (ECF)

DfE Overview

Updated: 29/07/2021 375 KB

Teachers deserve high-quality support throughout their careers, particularly in those first years after ITT when the learning curve is steepest. As of September 2021, the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms entitles all early career teachers to a fully-funded, two-year package of structured training and support linked to the best available research evidence.

Coupled with the ITT Core Content Framework, the ECF has established an entitlement to a three-year structured and evidence-informed package of support for all new teachers at the start of their careers. Together, these reforms will become the cornerstone of a successful career in teaching.

UCL ECF Programme

Teach West London will work with UCL as its lead partner for the delivery of the 2 year induction programme covering the Early Career Framework. You can find an overview of the programme here

Early Career Framework

Updated: 02/03/2022 1.15 MB

This framework describes what teachers should know and what they should be able to do.

Each Early Career Teacher will be supported by a school based Mentor and will have weekly sessions covering the research based training material produced by UCL. Training resources and on-line sessions are also provided as part of the programme.

Schools may sign up for the Full Induction Programme (FIP) which includes facilitation support and two conference sessions per term or the Core Induction Programme (CIP) for accessing the materials only.

The Early Career Framework - A Guide for Implementation

Updated: 29/04/2022 494 KB

Register your School (DfE online service)

Throughout the month of May, schools will receive an email from the DfE relating to the new statutory induction for Early Career Teachers starting in September 2022.

The email includes a school specific link to an online service that has been put in place to help schools manage the new programme. Alternatively, schools can access the online service here.

In the first instance, all schools are required to do is:

  • nominate an induction tutor and
  • indicate whether they will be following the core or full induction programme.

If you would like to sign up to the full induction programme with UCL in collaboration with Teach West London, please send an email to info@teachwestlondon.org.uk to let us know that you would like to follow the full induction programme with UCL.

The next steps will then be as follows:

  • Teach West London will send you an email of intent (provided by UCL) for you to sign and return
  • Once Teach West London has passed on your email of intent to UCL, UCL will inform the DfE of your decision to follow their full induction programme
  • The DfE will then contact your induction tutor via the online service asking them to confirm the number of ECTs for September 2022.

There are no additional actions required at this time.

If you would like further information about delivering the full induction programme in collaboration with Teach West London and UCL, or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@teachwestlondon.org.uk.