Appropriate Body

All ECTs must be registered with an Appropriate Body for the statutory assessment and registration of ECTs.

Schools must register any ECT with both an Appropriate Body AND the DFE. Failure to register in both places can cause delays to induction.

The Arthur Terry Teaching School Hub, North Birmingham is working in partnership with The John Taylor Teaching School Hub to act as an Appropriate Body for the registration, monitoring of support and assessment of Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in their first and second year of induction.

Upon registration your ECTs will be assigned to one of the Teaching School Hubs. We understand that your Early Career Teachers may need to be registered with different Appropriate Bodies dependent upon their employing school and ITE training provider so by working in partnership, we hope to make the process as seamless as possible for schools registering multiple Early Career Teachers.

Standardised Forms and Resources
The registration forms and assessments will be the same for both Appropriate Bodies for familiarity and consistency.

Mentor Training

Aligned mentor training sessions will run from both venues giving mentors a choice of venues and dates.

ECT Manager
The online management system will be used by both Appropriate Bodies for ease of use.

ECT Welcome
Both Appropriate Bodies will offer an introductory session for ECTs to meet the named contact within their Appropriate Body. Sessions will outline the role of the Appropriate Body throughout induction as well as providing an opportunity for a wide network for collaboration with other Early Career Teachers.

The cost of our appropriate body service is dependent upon your choice of Early Career Framework Programme.  This is to reflect the increased quality assurance and fidelity checks for schools who choose to follow the Core Induction Programme or the DIY programme.

Early Career Framework ProgrammeAppropriate Body Cost per year per ECT
Full Induction Programme£175 per ECT per year
Core Induction Programme£175 per ECT per year + £350* for fidelity check
DIY Programme£175 per ECT per year + £700* for fidelity check

*if additional fidelity checking is required, extra charges may apply

For more information please contact:

The Arthur Terry Teaching School Hub: – The Arthur Terry Teaching School Hub, North Birmingham

Carly Kelly: – John Taylor Teaching School Hub

In order to register your ECT on ECT Manager, you will need the following information.

Your ECTs full name
Their Teacher Reference Number
Their Date of Birth
Email address – preferable their school email address
ECT’s home address & telephone number
Start date at your school
Date QTS was awarded
Contract details – how many days per week your ECT works
Contract type (permanent/fixed term)
Qualification Details Training Institute, where your ECT completed their ITT training
PCGE Qualified Subject(s)
Qualified Age Ranges
Details of your ECF provision. It is likely this is: Full Induction Programme. Lead Provider: Education Development Trust.
Delivery Partner: Arthur Terry TSH, North Birmingham.

Full details of this process can be found in our walkthrough document.