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Appropriate Body (AB)

If your school employs a newly-qualified teacher (or Early Career Teacher – ECT), you must register them with an Appropriate Body.

We are committed to providing a highly-skilled, central point of contact for all schools and ECTs led by a team of dedicated ECT specialists and senior leaders with years of experience operating as an Appropriate Body. This will be a standardised approach across the region that is consistent, yet personalised, to meet the needs of all schools and their ECTs.

  • Independent quality assurance of the Early Career Teacher induction & entitlements, September 2021
  • Expert advice and training for Headteachers and ECF Induction Tutors in all school settings
  • Fair and consistent assessment against the Teachers’ Standards across all institutions
  • Streamlined processes for monitoring Professional Progress Reviews & Formal Assessments through ECT Manager
  • Transition support for ECTs moving to a new AB, school, or changing the length of induction
  • All registrations and reporting to the Teacher Regulation Agency
  • Use of ECT Manager online portal (previously known as NQT Manager), streamlining processes and reducing workload.
Schools have the option of three different induction routes for their ECT:

Full Induction Programme: a funded provider led programme e.g. Ambition Institute, offering high quality training for early career teachers and their mentors alongside professional development materials.

Core Induction Programme: schools can draw on the content of the high-quality professional development materials accredited by the DfE to deliver their own early career teacher and mentor support.

School-based programme: school can design and deliver their own induction programme.

Costings

Our pricing structure reflects the required appropriate checks including the additional fidelity checks for core and school-based programmes which are not required for the full induction programme.

Induction Route Price (2yrs) Service and Support

Full Induction Programme e.g. Ambition Institute

£210

No fidelity checks required

  • Independent quality assurance of the Early Career Teacher induction & entitlements, September 2021
  • Expert advice and training for Headteachers and ECF Induction Tutors in all school settings
  • Fair and consistent assessment against the Teachers’ Standards across all institutions
  • Streamlined processes for monitoring Professional Progress Reviews & Formal Assessments through ECT Manager
  • Transition support for ECTs moving to a new AB, school, or changing the length of induction
  • All registrations and reporting to the Teacher Regulation Agency
  • Advice and signposting to additional support if ECT is at risk of not meeting assessment point requirements.
  • Use of ECT Manager online portal (previously known as NQT Manager), streamlining processes and reducing workload.

Core Induction Programme

£210 per ECT

2 ½ fidelity days per school

(£875 per school)

  • Full induction programme support (see above)
  • Fidelity check before the start of the induction period to ensure the materials and sessions are in line with the statutory guidance for induction and meet the ECF induction programme standards.
  • Detailed review of programme for both years to monitor how the ECF statements are sequenced across the induction period.
  • Additional observation(s)/quality assurance of ECF core induction programme in both years to include meetings with ECTs and Mentors and Induction Tutor.

School based programme

£210 per ECT

2 ½ fidelity days per school

(£1400 per school)

  • Full induction programme support (see above)
  • Fidelity check before the start of the induction period by the AB. Checks to ensure:
    - ECTs receive a programme of support and training based on the ECF induction programme,
    - The induction’s design covers the evidence-based statements in the ECF
    - ECTs have received planned elements of the induction.
    - Checks to ensure the materials and sessions are in line with the statutory guidance for induction and meet the ECF standards.
  • Detailed review of programme for both years to monitor how the ECF statements are sequenced across the induction period.
  • Additional observation(s)/quality assurance of ECF core induction programme in both years to include meetings with ECTs and Mentors and Induction Tutor.