Early Career Teacher

ECF & AB Registration Form 2022

This registration form should be completed by the Headteacher/Principal, Induction Tutor, HR Representative or other SLT Member authorised to contract on behalf of the school. This form should not be completed by the ECT.

If you have more than 5 ECTs to register at this point and would prefer to provide this as a spreadsheet, please email us at ecf@bright-futures.co.uk and we can provide a template.

If you wish to register a Transitional NQT or an ECT with a start date other than the beginning of the Autumn term or have any other queries, please get in touch via ecf@bright-futures.co.uk or 0161 823 7073.
There are three routes with Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs.

Golden Package

Includes the registration on the Full Induction Programme - FIP, which is fully funded by the DfE and is DfE approved. This Early Career Framework (ECF) programme lasts the duration of the two-year induction programme. The Golden Package also grants you full access to Bright Futures Teaching School Hub Appropriate Body (AB) package.
Cost £355 (this cost is for the AB element only, the ECF is free).

Appropriate Body

The Bright Futures Teaching School Hub Appropriate Body package only. Please note your school is still required to offer an ECF programme of support and you will need to communicate how you plan to offer this with us as your AB provider for ECF.

Cost £355 for those using another accredited ECF Provider. (Please note if you choose core induction or design your own as your ECF choice, this will incur additional charges which we will be in contact to discuss with you.)

ECF Package

Fully funded DfE ECF programme only (subject to availability). Your ECT must be registered with another approved Appropriate Body.
Please indicate the route you wish to register your ECT for:(Required)
If you are using another accredited ECF provider (choosing AB only) please indicate which provider:
Please read below and complete the necessary boxes.

ECF Mentor
The Headteacher/Principal should identify a person to act as the ECT’s mentor, to provide regular mentoring. The mentor is expected to hold QTS and have the necessary skills and knowledge to work successfully in this role. Mentoring is a very important element of the induction process and the mentor is expected to be given adequate time to carry out the role effectively and to meet the needs of the ECT. This includes attending regular mentoring sessions and mentor training where appropriate.” The nominate mentor must have time on their timetable to conduct the weekly in the first year /fortnightly in the second-year instructional coaching sessions as well as to attend training if they haven’t already undertaken the ECF programme.

ECF Lead
This is one person per school who holds the log in for the DfE Early Career Portal. It is often the same person as the Induction Tutor or the Senior Induction Tutor where the school has many ECTs allocated to a range of senior staff as their Induction Tutor.

Induction Tutor
The Headteacher/Principal should identify a person to act as the ECT’s induction tutor, to provide regular monitoring and support, and coordination of assessment. The induction tutor is expected to hold QTS and have the necessary skills and knowledge to work successfully in this role and be able to assess the ECT’s progress against the Teachers’ Standards. This is a very important element of the induction process and the induction tutor must be given sufficient time to carry out the role effectively and to meet the needs of the ECT. The induction tutor will need to be able to make rigorous and fair judgements about the ECT’s progress in relation to the Teachers’ Standards. They will need to be able to recognise when early action is needed in the case of an ECT who is experiencing difficulties. It may, in some circumstances, be appropriate for the headteacher/principal to be the induction tutor. The induction tutor is a separate role to that of mentor.

Headteacher
The Headteacher/Principal is, along with the appropriate body, jointly responsible for the monitoring, support and assessment of the ECT during induction.

If you are choosing the Golden Package, please complete the following information:
• ECT Mentor
• ECF Lead
• Induction Tutor
• Headteacher

If you are choosing AB, please complete the following:
• ECT Mentor
• Induction Tutor
• Headteacher

Finally, if you are choosing ECF, please complete the following fields:
• ECT Mentor
• ECF Lead


Please complete the below information for the ECT.
Name(Required)
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QTS Certificate seen by school(Required)
Phase(Required)
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Appointment(Required)
Is this the ECT's first period of induction?(Required)
If no, did this start prior to 1st September 2021?
Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs
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Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2NJ