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ECT registration - for support and guidance on registering your ECT to join a local delivery partnership with Best Practice Network and BTSA, please view or visit our ECF website pages:
Posted Tuesday 24th May 2022 2:16PM | News Categories

How do I register my ECT and ECM for the Early Career Induction Programme?

Schools who have not had an ECT previously need to register with both the DfE and an Early Career Framework provider

Schools can access their DfE account and the latest information on registering their ECTs and ECMs here:
Register with DfE - Manage training for early career teachers

Schools are not able to choose their Lead provider on the DfE online portal. They can select their preferred method of training (if registering with BPN then please select 'fully funded Lead Provider'). Schools are required to input the details of their ECTs and ECMs and then are directed to the websites of the Lead Providers to register their schools with them (Best Practice Network registration link attached below) and can then also select BTSA as their delivery partner, should they wish. Schools will then receive an email from the DfE asking them to accept registration with their chosen Lead Provider. 

To register your school with Best Practice Network, please select the link below: 
Best Practice Network - Register your school

For schools who have already had an ECT registered with Best Practice Network and wish to continue, please input your new ECTs and ECMs onto the DfE online service and BPN will manage their registration.

ECF Schools Dashboard

The Best Practice Network ECF School Dashboard is a user-friendly way for Headteachers and Induction Tutors to find and view key information about their ECTs and Mentors.

Key benefits include:

  • Monitor ECT / Mentor registrations and information
  • ECT / mentor programme schedules to support with engagement, workload planning and staff cover
  • Make changes to participant details
  • Access the latest newsletters, policies and guidance
  • Monitor ECT and mentor progress and attendance (from Sept 22) 

To find out more about the School Dashboard please visit: Best Practice Network - our ECF dashboard explained

All Induction Tutors are also granted access to the BPN Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas) which provides a detailed and interactive view of their ECT / mentor learning.

Further Information

For further information on their Early Career Development programme, please select the links below: 

BPN Early Career Framework brochure

Best Practice Network Early Career Framework

Best Practice Network - Links and Resources

Best Practice Network - ECF preview online learning

Should you require further details regarding ECF delivery within our area or support with registering your ECT/ECM, please email Denise Mair, BTSA Manager and she will be very happy to provide additional information and support. 

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