Early career teacher (ECT) induction: performance management and pay

Understand the types of formal and informal assessment you need to carry out during an ECT's induction, and actions to take if they're not progressing. Plus, find out about pay rises and appraisals after the induction periods ends.

Last reviewed on 10 August 2023
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  1. Roles and responsibilities 
  2. Hold performance reviews and assessments throughout the induction period
  3. Provide extra support immediately if the ECT isn't progressing
  4. If an ECT fails induction or has it extended 
  5. After induction: pay rises and appraisals 

Roles and responsibilities 

Induction tutor  The tutor is expected to: Assess the ECT’s progress against the Teachers’ Standards through regular progress reviews, making rigorous and fair judgements Recognise when early action needs to be taken when an ECT is having difficulties Provide or co-ordinate guidance for the ECT’s professional development Undertake