Self-directed study materials


“Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.” – Dylan Wiliam

Welcome to the Early Career Teachers programme. This programme harnesses the Early Career Framework (ECF) to help NQTs develop their teaching during the first few years of their career.

We have drawn on the best available evidence around how professionals learn to create a programme that will not only have a lasting impact on NQT knowledge and practice, but will do so whilst respecting the busy and demanding working lives of teachers.

We believe that effective teaching is one of the biggest levers we have for improving the experiences, outcomes and life chances of the pupils in our care. It is a privilege to support you on your journey to keep getting better.

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For guidance on using these materials, see the ECF Teacher Handbook (PDF).

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