Early Career Teachers

Early Career Teachers

Early Career Teachers (ECT)
In 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that the induction process for early career teachers will change. From September 2021 induction will become a two-year programme, based on the Early Career Framework (ECF).

In view of recent challenges, the DfE have announced the availability of a package of additional support to help schools with the impact of coronavirus on the ITT year of the early career teachers that commenced teaching in September 2020.

To view more information or access some of the online self-study material currently being used as part of the pilot scheme, visit https://www.early-career-framework.education.gov.uk/

The programme is designed to help teachers feel more confident and in control at the start of their new career.

Due to commence in September 2021, the new two years NQT/RQT programme will support early career teacher development and ensure congruence with the 5 Core Areas highlighted in the Early Career Framework i.e. Behaviour Management, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Behaviours.

Positive Regard Teaching School Alliance currently offers a two-year programme which includes a full NQT CPD core offer consisting of a blended approach, through face to face and online support sessions and material. We provide access to ‘master classes’ as well as recent research and membership to the Chartered College of Teaching. During your second year, you will be enrolled on the RQT mentoring programme where you will be matched with a specialist practitioner who will act as you mentor, support, friend from outside of your school setting.

All our training sessions are delivered by Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs) and other expert practitioners from across the Trust who work in school’s day to day. Schools have the option of registering NQTs/RQTs for all sessions as a package or can select sessions individually, based on the needs of their NQT/RQTs. For more information see the NQT section of this website.

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) – Appropriate Body (AB) status

When Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) start their teaching career, we ensure that they are fully supported through a strong induction process.

To become a fully qualified teacher in England, you must, by law, have satisfactorily completed a period of induction. The induction process has to be quality assured by an ‘Appropriate Body’. Positive Regard Teaching School Alliance act as the Appropriate Body’ for schools within the Barnsley area, with over 70 currently registered with us. We offer a full mentor induction training programme and daily support for our NQTs and school-based mentors. We also work with schools within 6 other local authorities across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

For further information around NQT, please visit – https://positiveregardtsa.co.uk/nqt/