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Early career teacher (ECT) induction: summary
From 1 September 2021, newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction will be replaced by a 2-year early career teacher (ECT) induction, underpinned by the Early Career Framework (ECF). Here are the key points you need to know.
The DfE has published new statutory guidance on induction for early career teachers (ECTs). 'ECT' is a new term that will replace 'newly qualified teacher' (NQT).
The guidance applies to settings which:
- Are required to offer statutory induction to their ECTs, or
- Choose to offer statutory induction to their ECTs
It comes into force on 1 September, updating and replacing the existing guidance on NQT induction. And, while many of the statutory components are the same, there are some important changes you need to be aware of. We've summarised those here.
As noted below, we're also creating and updating further articles to help you put the new requirements in place.
You'll need to deliver a 2-year induction programme, underpinned by the Early Career Framework (ECF) A new role – induction mentor – has been created, fulfilling a separate and distinct role to the induction tutor ECTs will be formally assessed twice –
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