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.

Employing an ECT - Support for Schools

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

Susan Hines, Teachers as Learners

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