Statutory Induction Supportfor Tutors, Heads, Deputies & Coordinators

Statutory Induction Support

As an appropriate body for induction we typically have over 400 NQTs employed across approximately 200 schools/colleges within the boundary of Manchester Local Authority each academic year.

If you are a school or college for whom we are the appropriate body then the content of the sub-sections including the supporting documentation will assist you through this statutory process.

If you are a new/inexperienced Induction Tutor, Mentor, Coordinator or a Headteacher/Principal new to working in Manchester and would like us to arrange an online session to discuss the induction process and the statutory requirements that go with it, please complete the brief online booking form and we will reply asap


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


National rollout of the Early Career Framework (ECF) will start 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 which will underpin induction meaning the 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 procedures 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.  NQTs 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 NQTs currently undergoing induction.   Further details and an overview of the government reforms can be viewed via their recently released briefing.

Revised statutory guidance for induction has now been published by the DfE effective from 1st September 2021.



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