Early Career Framework

The Arthur Terry National Teaching School is working with the Education Development Trust to lead the West Midlands pilot expansion of the Early Career Framework. 

The Department for Education’s Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins a funded, two-year package of structured training and support for early career teachers. It ensures new teachers have dedicated time to focus on their development, building on their Initial Teacher Training. 

This programme provides early career teachers with time to reflect and develop their practice.  Consisting of a mixture of face to face training, webinars and self-study activities, early career teachers have opportunities to learn the theory, put the theory into practice, and reflect on personal and professional development with the support of their mentor.

As part of the expansion to the early rollout of the Early Career Framework, the Arthur Terry National Teaching School will be delivering a one year programme for NQTs and their mentors starting in Autumn 2020.

This programme is now fully booked for 20/21

To find out more about the Early Career Framework please visit

To register your interest in the 2021 programme, please email: