Early Career Framework (ECF)

Great teachers continuously improve over time, benefitting from the mentoring of expert colleagues and a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching. Teachers deserve high-quality support throughout their careers, particularly in those first years after ITT when the learning curve is steepest.

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Early Career Framework

ECF at a glance

From September 2021, the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms will entitle all early career teachers to a fully-funded, two-year package of structured training and support linked to the best available research evidence. Manor TSH has chosen to work with Ambition Institute, one of 6 providers accredited by the DfE, who have designed a comprehensive programme of face-to-face and online training to early career teachers and their mentors., which we will deliver.

Learning about and learning how to do, it includes sections on:

  • Behaviour Management
  • Pedagogy
  • The Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Professional Behaviours

Schools will not face any payment burdens and there will be additional funding in Year 2 for schools of 5% off the teaching timetable for their ECTs in the second year of induction in state schools.

Schools using a full provider-led programme with their Teaching School Hub will also receive additional funding in year 2 for the time mentors of early career teachers will spend on mentor training (which will include access to high-quality materials).

Early Career Framework reforms

Coupled with the ITT Core Content Framework, the ECF will establish an entitlement to a three-year structured and evidence-informed package of support for all new teachers at the start of their careers.

Full Induction Programme

Core Programme

School or MAT Designed & Led Programme

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Funding for the 5% time off timetable

Funding for the 5% time off timetable in the second year of induction is calculated by taking the average salary for an early career teacher, split by region, and uses the hourly rate to calculate a total funding figure

Funding for Mentors

Funding for the time mentors are to spend with ECTs is calculated in the same way as the as the above to reimburse state schools for a further 20 hours of time off timetable

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Together, these reforms will become the cornerstone of a successful career in teaching.


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