Early Career Framework

The Hub Offer – Golden Package

As a Teaching School Hub, we are delighted to offer our support for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) through our Early Career Framework (ECF) Golden Package and through our Appropriate Body (AB) induction programme.

After a challenging time for trainee teachers, it is more important than ever that new teachers receive the best possible support at the start of their careers. The Department for Education’s (DfE) intention is to offer a robust package of training and support which extends on the core content framework (CCF) delivered during Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes, developing into the Early Career Framework (ECF). Both programmes set out an entitlement to new evidence-based support and training over the first three years of an Early Career Teacher’s career, as well as support for their mentors.

These Early Career Framework reforms are designed to ensure that Early Career Teachers develop the skills and confidence they need. It sets out what all Early Career Teachers should both learn about and learn how to do during the first two years of their careers. The five core areas of the Early Career Framework are:

  • Behaviour Management
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Professional Behaviours

State-funded schools can choose to work with one of six Lead Providers accredited by the DfE to access the Early Career Framework. This is the simplest option and the one we expect most schools to take. This route will be fully funded so there are no costs for schools. Lead Providers will be held to account for the quality of their training so you can be assured that this training will remain high quality.

At Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs we have our Golden Package of Early Career Framework Support. Our Golden Package gives you:

  • Access to the fully funded DfE Early Career Teachers programme (in partnership with the DfE approved provider Teach First for the duration of the induction phase)
  • Access to our Full Appropriate Body (AB) service*
  • Access to Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs highly acclaimed Early Career Teachers conferences (two over the induction period)
  • Free membership of the Chartered College of Teaching
  • Additional subject/phase-specific support through our expert subject and phase-specific Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) Team

*Please note the £355 charge for this package is to cover the cost of the Appropriate Body role over the two-year induction. The DfE Early Career Framework package is fully funded and therefore free of charge.

Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs
The Lodge House, Cavendish Road
Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2NJ