The UEL Early Career Framework
The early career framework (ECF) reforms is a step change in support for early career teachers, providing a funded entitlement to a structured 2-year package of high-quality professional development for early career teachers. The reforms are part of the government’s teacher recruitment and retention strategy, which aims to improve the training and development opportunities available to teachers.
The framework is the evidence based which underpins this new entitlement for early career teachers' professional development. It sets out what all early career teachers should learn about, and learn how to do, during the first 2 years of their careers.
OUR FULL INDUCTION PROGRAMME
UEL have chosen to work with Capita and the University of Birmingham as a Lead Provider for the Full Induction Programme, as one of a number of Universities and school partners across the country, working together as local delivery partners to deliver the ECF. You can find details about the ECF options and funding in the Department for Education (DfE) guidance Early Career Framework reforms overview.
- Based on the Ambition Institute framework and self-study materials for early career teachers (ECTs)
- Support of a dedicated UEL ECF tutor for ECTs and their mentors
- Additional conferences for ECTs and their mentors: Science of learning; Wellbeing; Implementing Change.
- Additional half-termly sessions for ECTs, with their dedicated UEL ECF tutor. Additional mentor support events, with a dedicated UEA ECF tutor.
WHAT IS DISTINCTIVE ABOUT OUR OFFER?
- We are building on our experience and expertise in training new teachers to the profession and our understanding of the needs of ECTs.
- We deliver the Core Content Framework (CCF) in our initial teacher training and are able to build on this through the new ECF induction process.
- We have key knowledge of the educational landscape in the region, enabling us to address regional needs and priorities
- We start from a commitment to inclusion and social justice for all learners.
- We will draw on expertise in blended provision which takes the best of distance, digital and face-to-face learning
- We will enrich our provision through context-specific case studies
- We will build strong and sustained relationships between tutors, ECTs and their mentors
- We will cultivate habits of enquiry and reflection and develop teachers' identities, independence and sense of agency
Register via Capita's Early Career Framework: School Registration Form. When you get to question 5 on the form you will need to select the University of East London as your local Delivery Partner. By now you should have received an email from the Department for Education: Teacher Continuing Professional Development to register your nominated induction tutor (someone who will manage the statutory inductions at your school).
Your nominated induction tutor will need to log onto DfE's portal and select the 'Full Induction Programme'.
We will receive notification via Capita of schools that have registered for our ECF offer.