Induction Support for Manchester Schools and CollegesGuidance for Induction Tutors, Mentors, Heads & Deputies

Induction Support for Manchester Schools and Colleges

If you are a school or college for whom we are the appropriate body then the content of the sub-sections inc.  supporting documentation will help you get started and assist you through this statutory process.  Please do not use this guidance if we are not your appropriate body for induction

If you are a new/inexperienced Induction Tutor 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 our brief online booking form and we will reply asap.  These sessions are available at any time of the academic year and do not incur a fee.

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 professional developmental 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 guidance for induction has now been published by the DfE and will come into force on 1st September 2021.

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