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, see answers to FAQs on ECT absence due to coronavirus.

Last reviewed on 3 February 2022
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  1. Roles and responsibilities 
  2. Hold performance reviews 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 
  6. COVID-19 pandemic: FAQs for the 2021/22 cohort 

The guidance in this article applies to ECTs that started induction in September 2021. For individuals in the pre-2021 cohort, take a look at this article.

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