From September 2021, a new induction process known as the Early Career Framework (ECF) came into being. The ECF intention is that the new induction process will provide greater support for new teachers and improve their induction experience.
There are some significant differences between the ECF and the previous induction process, namely that;
Training and Delivery
Your employer will be partnered with a provider for your core induction programme. There are several providers delivering ECT training. Your school and the provider will provide you with full details of your bespoke programme and you may well discover that some of the induction training content is delivered by your own school.
The core content that the provider must provide includes;
For most Early Career Teachers, the induction process will run smoothly, as intended, however for others, there may be issues and complications that will require additional support.
If you feel that you are not getting access to your rights as an ECT and appropriate support to allow you to be successful in your induction, then you should contact NSEAD. This is essential, as failure to complete the induction period satisfactorily will mean that you will not be able to be employed as a qualified teacher.
If you believe that you are in real danger of failing your induction or have received communication from your employer that you are likely to fail, then you should contact NSEAD immediately.
ECT Induction Rights (England)
For most ECT’s, induction will be a hugely rewarding period, where you will be able to make some fantastic progress while learning the demands and rigours of becoming a teacher.
As an NSEAD member, you benefit from being part of a vibrant community of Art, Craft and Design teachers, who are all part of a combined Professional Subject Association, Learned Society and Trade Union. We offer dedicated support and training to help you navigate every stage of your career, including our ‘Mind The Art Gap’ programme for Art and Design ECT members.
Our members are all passionate advocates for our subject and we certainly wish you every success as you navigate through the demands of your induction period.