An introduction to the Early Career Framework

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In this article, Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching, summarises the development of the government’s Early Career Framework for teachers in their first two years of teaching. The Early Career Framework (ECF) was first proposed in the DfE’s 2018 consultation on strengthening QTS and improving career progression, the outcomes and responses to which can be found here.  One proposal that received significant support was to extend the teacher induction period from the current single NQT year to two years, and build greater support and development into this new two year period. Based on this, a group of experts, including representatives from an HEI, the Chartered College of Teaching, Teach First and the Institute for Teaching (now Ambition Institute) was convened to advise on the development of a new Early Career Framework to outline the content that teachers should learn about in this new two-year induction period. Two teachers who were

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    Angela Murphy

    A useful article to help all stakeholders to understand the rational behind the ECF, what it is, isn’t and how this should (finger crossed) support ECT to become the best teachers possible – so we can retain and develop them in this wonderful profession.

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