The new Early Career Framework: Appointing Early Career Teachers for September 2021

If you are appointing an Early Career Teacher (ECT) for September 2021, who do you register with?

The Sussex NQT induction service is transitioning to a new service for 2021/22. This change is due to the new regulations for Early Career Teacher Induction which will take effect from September 2021. All Teaching Schools will be de-designated in July 2021 and can no longer provide an Induction Service for Early Career Teachers.

Schools with ECTs can choose to go with any provider. We are aware of four organisations offering the Appropriate Body service to schools across the Sussex region:

STEP Ahead – Teaching School Hub for East Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council

GLF – Teaching School Hub for West Sussex

West Sussex Local Authority

Early Career Framework

For more details about the changes to Induction and the providers of the Early Career Framework please visit this page.

The Department of Education has also put together a useful summary of the changes which you can view here.

Information events

STEP Ahead Teaching School Hub

STEP Ahead Teaching School Hub has been newly designated by the DFE as the Teaching School Hub for East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. The are running a series of short webinars in the summer term via Microsoft Teams, each one offered at four different times. The first two webinars will cover the changes to Appropriate Body induction and the new ECT training entitlement. Please sign up here ( to be sent joining details for these webinars.

Webinar 1 –Appropriate Body and Changes to Statutory Induction Date Options (all four sessions will contain identical content):

Tuesday 4th May – 4.30-5pm
Wednesday 5th May – 5-5.30pm
Thursday 6th May – 4.30-5pm
Friday 7th May – 9.30-10am

Webinar 2 – Early Career Teacher Training Programmes Date Options (all four sessions will contain identical content):

Tuesday 11th May – 4.30-5pm
Wednesday 12th May – 5-5.30pm
Thursday 13th May – 4.30-5pm
Friday 14th May – 9.30-10am

Chartered College of Teaching

Join the Chartered College of Teaching and guests for a discussion on how you can prepare for the roll-out of the Early Career Framework (ECF).

You’ll hear from some of the national providers as well as those involved with the pilot roll-out. It’s also an opportunity to hear from the Chartered College and see first hand their Early Career Hub, full of videos, articles and resources built around the ECF.

This FREE event will be held on 19 May 2021 from 6.00 to 6.45pm. Book your place here.

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