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ECF Delivery Partner

The BTSA will be working in partnership with Best Practice Network & Outstanding Leaders Partnership to deliver the Early Career Development Programme which provides the Early Career Framework reforms for Early Career Teachers. This DfE-funded programme is open to all schools in Essex with early career teachers starting in September.

Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership is one of six Lead Providers delivering the Early Career Framework nationwide. Schools can register their details through Best Practice Network website now and they will be provided with full signup instructions. For full details of their Early Career Development progamme and/or to register your school, please select the link below:

Best Practice Network Early Career Framework

What is the Early Career Development Programme?

From September 2021, the government is funding an entitlement for all early career teachers in England to access high-quality professional development at the start of their career with a view to greater teacher support and retention. Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership will be delivering the programme nationwide from September. 

New teachers will now receive development support and training over 2 years instead of one, all underpinned by the DfE’s Early Career Framework reforms. 

How much does the Early Career Development Programme cost?

The programme is funded by the DfE and freely available for all state-maintained academies and schools in England.

What does the funding provide for?

The DfE funding provides for the full 2 year induction of an early career teacher (consisting of 122 learning hours over the duration of the programme). There is a further 36 hours of funded training for an in-school mentor.

For full details of the Early Career Development programme please select:

Should you require further details regarding ECF delivery within our area, please email Denise Mair, BTSA Manager DeniseM@thekjs.com and we will be very happy to provide additional information and support.