Teaching is an amazing profession but there will be challenges, particularly in your first few years. However, there is a wealth of support within your school and within the area to help you.
The Early Careers Framework
The ECF sets out what all Early Career Teachers (ECTs) should know and develop, during the first two years of their careers. The framework includes sections on:
- Behaviour Management
- Professional Behaviours
The new Framework provides you with:
- Two years of funded high-quality training.
- A range of development materials based on the Early Career Framework & its priorities.
- Additional funding for 5% time away from the classroom for teachers in their second year to develop their ‘craft’.
- A dedicated mentor for two years
- Ongoing support for your Mentor to develop their practice and the support they offer.
- Funding to cover your mentors’ time with you in your second year of teaching.
All schools will be required to deliver the ECF programme. They can:
- Use a funded provider-led programme (FIP). The South Yorkshire Teaching Hub deliver this in partnership with our provider, The Education Development Trust (EDT)
- Draw on the content of the high-quality DfE accredited professional development core materials and resources to deliver their own ECT and mentor programmes. (CIP)
- Design and deliver their own school ECF-based induction programme based on the ECF (SIP).
Your school will register you for their chosen programme and we are here, to offer advice and support. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Appropriate Body Service
As an ECT, you will also be registered with an Appropriate Body. The South Yorkshire Teaching hub is the AB for this area. This means we will:
- Check that you have received your statutory entitlement in line with the statutory guidance.
- Make the final decision as to whether you have satisfactorily met the teacher standards based on your headteachers recommendation.
Develop your craft in your first two years
The ECF allows you the opportunity to develop your craft, so use the time to:
- Develop your subject knowledge and pedagogy.
- Build relationships with students and colleagues.
- Take advantage of opportunities to see colleagues teach and develop your craft.
- Access any CPD or support opportunities available.
- Become a part of the school community.
- Get involved in the extra curricular life of the school.
- Become the best teacher you can be.
Your personal and professional support network is essential and you will find the support colleagues and mentors give invaluable. Taking advantage of opportunities to work with others, share ideas and experiences and most importantly, ask for help when you need it will be invaluable.
Keep a check on our community pages for opportunities to meet colleagues from across the region for courses, training and wellbeing sessions, all of which, are available to support you and help you develop your network.
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