Induction Support for Manchester Schools and CollegesGuidance for Induction Tutors, Leads, Heads and Mentors

Induction Support for Manchester Schools and Colleges

If you're a school or college for whom we are the appropriate body, the content of the sub-sections inc. supporting documentation will help you get started and assist you during this statutory process.

If you're a new or inexperienced induction tutor, lead 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) is now in force as of 1st September 2021 and forms part of DfE reforms to their teacher recruitment and retention strategy.  

It's vitally important to note that the ECF does not replace statutory induction and must not be used as an assessment framework.  The Early Career Framework is professional development that underpins induction meaning key statutory requirements remain in place i.e. ECTs (NQTs) must still be registered for induction with an appropriate body for induction who have a key quality assurance role and responsibilities.  Induction support, monitoring and assessment against the DfE teacher standards also remains statutory.  ECTs must only be assessed against the DfE teacher standards.

From September 2021 onwards, induction becomes a 2-year process for all new starters, new to starting induction.  For those who had already started/partially completed induction prior to September 2021, please continue to refer to the previous guidance  (see footnote below)


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