Early Career Teachers

Our Early Career Programme

Research shows that the first few years of teacher development are the most crucial. That’s why our highly supportive Early Career programme aims to develop knowledge, understanding and confidence, supporting ECTs with a range of practical strategies and techniques to help them survive their first years of teaching.

In September 2021 the way newly qualified teachers are trained in schools changed. More than just a change of name from NQT to ECT, there is a whole new framework, aptly named the Early Career Framework, developed to provide more support to new teachers. With retention an issue across the education sector, investment in teachers’ development has never been more important. The Early Career Framework (ECF) is a government-funded entitlement to a well-structured two-year support package of high professional development. Improved training and better development opportunities available to teachers are amongst the highest priorities for this new framework.

The Three Rivers Teaching School is partnered with Ambition Institute to deliver a programme that is designed to support early career teachers and their mentors to embed the necessary standards of classroom practice, described in the framework.

Further Information

Early Career Teacher Programme Information

Find out more information on the programme we offer, funding, how to register and useful guides. Sign up your ECT.

Find out more

Resources and Events for Existing Cohorts

Resources for our existing Induction Tutors, Mentors and ECTs. View and book events, find workbooks and other resources.

Book events & find resources

Employing an ECT? - click on the links to register now..

Please email ECF@the3rivers.net for any ECT support. We are always happy to help.

“Life as a teacher begins the day you realise that you're always a learner.”

Susan Hines, Teachers as Learners

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