Early Career Framework

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The Thames Gateway Teaching School Hub is proud to partner with the Education Development Trust for the delivery of the early Career Framework Full Induction Programme.


This two-year programme provides teachers with the essential specialist support they need to improve their practice and build confidence following their Initial Teacher Training. It will arm early career teachers with skills they can use in the classroom straight away and offer the structured support needed to help them be the best teachers they can be.

How do I register an ECT with Thames Gateway TSH? Click on the image below to view the flowchart and instructions

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How does the programme work?

Education Development Trust have worked closely with schools and with the Sheffield Institute of Education, part of Sheffield Hallam University to develop this evidence-led programme to ensure it is based on what really works and how pupils learn.

Early career teachers will be provided with opportunities to learn the theory, put theory into practice, and reflect on personal and professional development with the support of their mentor. Activities include:

  • Face-to-face and webinar sessions with expert input from specialist organisations, exploring effective classroom practice across settings, phases and specialisms.
  • Regional and local training sessions.
  • Regular mentoring sessions centring around the benefits of Instructional Coaching and exploring content with a focus on learning, practising, and reflecting.
  • Opportunities for reflection and discussion as well as carefully timed self-study.
  • A state of the art online platform to support tutors, mentors and ECTs throughout their two year induction.

Excellent mentoring will be key to the success of the ECF initiative. This Programme is centred around developing the mentor relationship and includes a focussed learning pathway for mentors.

We will work with in-school mentors to learn new mentoring and coaching techniques, enabling them to strengthen essential skills that they can use throughout their careers. Specialist training and support will ensure each mentor is confident in their knowledge of the Early Career Framework and develops their mentoring skills so that the early career teachers they work with get the very best from the Programme.

Are you interested in working with us as a facilitator?

Please complete the form below, if you would like to discuss the role and the range of opportunities we can offer facilitators, please contact us enquiries@tgtsh.org.uk

Click here to register as a facilitator

Useful information

The links below will take you to relevant websites or helpful documents.

ECT Manager : Select Thames Gateway TSH
ECT Mentoring Session Record Template
Support Plan Template for ECT identified as cause for concern