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Looking to register your new ECT for September 2024? The BTSA works in partnership with outstanding ECF provider Best Practice Network to deliver local ECT/ECM training - registration for new ECTs/ECMs opens 24th June 2024 on DfE portal
Posted Tuesday 23rd April 2024 3:11PM | News Categories

The BTSA works in partnership with Best Practice Network 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 state-funded schools with early career teachers from 2021.

Best Practice Network is one of six Lead Providers accredited to deliver the Early Career Framework nationwide. Schools are required to register their ECTs (Early Career Teachers) and ECMs (Early Career Mentors) via the DfE portal and select an Appropriate Body and Lead Provider to deliver the Early Career Development programme. (For full registration details and step-by-step instructions, please visit our tab: ECF-Register your School by clicking on the button below:

For details of BPN's Early Career Development progamme and/or to complete lead provider registration for your school, please select the link below which will take you to Best Practice Network ECF website page :

Best Practice Network Early Career Framework

What is the Early Career Development Programme?

From September 2021, the government funded 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.

New teachers receive development support and training over 2 years, all underpinned by the DfE’s Early Career Framework reforms. The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms aim to lay a strong foundation for every new teacher through evidence-based professional development and support that will ensure they feel confident, in control and excited about their new teaching career. Supported by their delivery partners, Best Practice Network are delivering the programme nationwide. 

For pdf. copy of their Early Career Framework brochure: BTSA ECF Programme brochure

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 and for an in-school mentor.

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

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