Manchester schools, colleges and the local authority as an appropriate body, welcome and support Early Career Teachers - ECTs (formerly NQTs) through their statutory induction period.
If you are an ECT employed at a school or college within the boundary of Manchester City Council for whom we are the appropriate body and you are currently undergoing statutory induction then the content of the sub-sections including the linked statutory documentation will help give you an idea of what to expect, what is expected of you during your induction including what to do and who to contact if things seem to be going wrong. If we are not your appropriate body, please do not use this guidance - you should contact your relevant body for guidance. If you do not know who your appropriate body is, please speak to your school/college who should be able to advise.
Important information regarding the Early Career Framework (ECF)...
National rollout of the Early Career Framework (ECF) will commence and come into force on 1st September 2021 as part of DfE reforms to their teacher recruitment and retention strategy.
It is vitally important to note that the ECF will not be replacing statutory induction and it must not be used as an assessment framework. The ECF is professional development that will underpin induction meaning key statutory requirements will remain in place i.e. ECTs must still be registered for induction with an appropriate body for induction who will have a key quality assurance role and responsibilities and support, monitoring and assessment will remain.
As ECTs you will still be assessed against the government teaching standards only. From September 2021 induction will become a 2-year process replacing the 1-year format.
For those who had already started/partially completed induction prior to September 2021, please continue to refer to the previous guidance.