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ECF Mentor Briefing March 2024 Update

Feb 29, 2024

ECF Mentor Briefing March 2024 Update

This news page is for all experienced teachers and leaders registered as Early Career Mentors with Generate Teaching Hub.

What makes an effective mentor?

The role of the mentor is crucial in supporting the successful development of the ECT.

Mentors should hold Qualified Teacher Status and be an excellent teacher of the subject/ phase in which they are mentoring ECT(s). It is essential that Mentors have appropriate time allocated within the school timetable to support and develop ECT(s).

Teach First Early Career Framework Mentor Diagram

Dedicated CPD

The Teach First ECF Mentor Programme is dedicated CPD for you. Over the two years, you will develop a whole range of skills, as well as becoming familiar with the most up to date research and evidence base for teaching and learning.

This is a great opportunity to be learning alongside your ECT. However, in some cases, as a new mentor, you may be supporting a Year 2 ECT. We understand that this can be a little confusing if you are completing Year 1 Mentor Training and your ECT is on Year 2 ECF training.

Your school Induction Tutor will have a copy of the Teach First ECF Programme Guides for Year 1 and Year 2, which can support you in this. There are also short video clips on Brightspace, highlighting what your ECT has covered in their training.

For any questions about your training or the ECF offer from Generate Teaching Hub please contact

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