Appropriate Bodies (AB) will continue to play an important role in Statutory Induction of teachers. As they have always done, Appropriate Bodies will be expected to check that all teachers are receiving their statutory entitlements (such as reduced timetable) and they will continue to have a role in assessment for all teachers.
The Appropriate Body role has recently expanded to reflect the expectation that every new teacher has access to an Early Career Framework-based Induction. Appropriate Bodies will be expected to check that teachers are receiving a programme of support and training based on the Early Career Framework (ECF), alongside the other checks that they already do. The Department for Education (DfE) is referring to this as ‘Early Career Framework-fidelity checking’ – i.e. checking that an induction programme is faithful to the Early Career Framework. The Appropriate Body role and the level of fidelity checking will vary depending on the induction route a school has chosen:
Full details about the Statutory Induction of teachers can be found below.