How to use these materials
The core induction programmes published here have been made available a year ahead of schedule so that the maximum number of newly qualified teachers can benefit from the support the ECF provides.
In order to make them available for early use, we have released these materials in a slightly different format, and you should use them in the way that benefits you the most.
Early career teachers may not yet be able to take part in face-to-face training or have a dedicated mentor, which will be part of the structured programme offered from September 2021. Using the materials as a tool for self-study may therefore be most beneficial.
Other schools may choose to use the resources as a base to introduce their own programme of support and development for their early career teachers.
Some of the videos and audio files referenced in the courses are being finalised and will be included in further versions of the documents as part as full roll out of the scheme in 2021. Where it has not been possible to include them, suppliers have provided scripts or filming briefs.
What happens next: looking ahead to national roll-out
From September 2021, it will become a statutory requirement for all schools to offer, and all early career teachers to undertake, a 2-year induction based on the ECF. Next year schools will be able to choose from three approaches to deliver an ECF-based induction to their early career teachers:
Full induction programme
A funded provider-led programme offering high-quality training for early career teachers and their mentors alongside the professional development materials.
Core induction programme
Schools can draw on the content of the high-quality core induction programmes to deliver their own early career teacher and mentor training.
Schools design and deliver their own ECF-based induction programme.