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Induction Tutors Coordinate Engagement in the ECF


The Early Career Framework (ECF) is a fully-funded, two-year package of structured training and guidance for Early Career Teachers (ECTs). The ECF is at the heart of the Department for Education’s (DfE) teacher recruitment and retention strategy to transform the support teachers get at the beginning of their careers. It’s informed by the best available research and ensures you have the dedicated time you need to focus on your ECTs’ development.

Induction Tutors are chosen by their school and the role is fulfilled by a separate person to the school based Mentor. Their purpose is to coordinate engagement in the ECF and also liaise with the chosen Appropriate Body to ensure and ECT completes their induction to teaching.

An induction tutor is responsible, in partnership with their Headteacher, for:

  • Registering their school with the DfE’s own national portal and keeping details up dated
  • Regularly assess the ECTs’ progress against Teachers’ standards
  • Keeping upto date with all relevant legislation and being familiar with statutory guidance for induction
  • Appointing and liaising with an Appropriate Body and complying with any fidelity checks for the ECT’s induction period.

An explanation of the role of an Induction Tutor, Mentor and ECT can be found in detail within the DfE Induction Handbook for School Leaders.

To register for the ECF programme or if you have questions please contact or call 07897 280 909.

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