Statutory Induction Supportfor Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

Statutory Induction Support

Manchester schools, colleges and the Local Authority welcome and support NQTs (soon to be referred to as Early Career Teachers - ECTs) through their statutory induction period.  

If you are an NQT employed at a school or college within the boundary of Manchester City Council and are currently undergoing induction then the content of the sub-sections including the supporting documentation below 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.

Important information regarding the Early Career Framework (ECF)...

National rollout of the Early Career Framework (ECF) will commence this September 2021.  

It is vitally important to note that the ECF will not be replacing statutory induction.  The Early Career Framework is developmental CPD that will underpin induction meaning key statutory requirements for induction will remain in place i.e. NQTs (soon to be referred to as ECTs) must still be registered for induction with the appropriate body for induction and support, monitoring and assessment will remain.

DfE accredited ECF providers are not and cannot be appropriate bodies for induction and the ECF will not be used as an assessment framework.  ECTs must still be assessed against the government teaching standards only.  From September 2021 induction will become a 2-year process replacing the current 1-year format.

For those schools who opted-in to early rollout of the ECF which commenced in September 2020, statutory induction will remain at 1-year for ECTs currently undergoing induction.   Further details and an overview of the government reforms can be viewed via their recently amended briefing.



Revised statutory induction guidance coming into force this September 2021 can be found below.






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