Early Career Teacher

Early Career Framework & Guidance

The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms will create a step change in support for Early Career Teachers (ECTs), providing a funded entitlement to a structured two-year package of high-quality professional development. The reforms are part of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, which aims to improve the training and development opportunities available to teachers.

The Early Career Framework is the evidence base which underpins this new entitlement for Early Career Teachers’ professional development. It sets out what all Early Career Teachers should learn about, and learn how to do, during the first two years of their careers.

The 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

The links below have been provided by the Department for Education to provide further guidance on the Early Career Framework.

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