ECTs 2021-22

What is the Early Career Framework?

The Early Career Framework (ECF) is a two year package of professional development, designed to help you transition from your Initial Teaching Training into your first teaching position.

What will I be learning about?

The Early Career Framework builds on the knowledge and skills you developed during your Initial Teacher Training.  All of the materials are accredited by the DfE and endorsed by the Education Endowment Foundation.

They cover areas including:

  • Behaviour management
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Professional behaviours

More information can also be found in the ECT Welcome pack.

What will I be doing each week?

Over the two years of the Early Career Professional Development Programme, you will work through 12 Blocks, one per half term. Each Block has been designed based on international best practice of effective professional development and includes:

  • Self-Directed Study Materials: Interactive self-study materials which explain the research behind the Early Career Framework and exemplifications of what this looks like in the classroom. There is also protected time in Year 1 as part of the self-directed study to observe colleagues and to be observed.

  • Mentor Sessions: One-to-one sessions to help you translate the research into your own practice and reflect on your learning and development.

  • Training Sessions: Group sessions, delivered face-to-face, to explore the Early Career Framework with your peers. These sessions will be facilitated by an expert practitioner who will extend your thinking and support your planning by sharing practical applications of the research in your classroom.

How do I access the online platform?

All of the content for your self-study sessions and your weekly mentor meetings can be found by visiting ECF: DP Dashboard (eddevtrust.com).

If you haven’t received your user name and password for this site please e-mail teacherPDhelp@educationdevelopmenttrust.com with your name, e-mail address, school name and URN.

When will the face to face events take place?

ECTs and mentors have been split into 5 groups based on phase and geographic location. If you are unsure which group you are in, please ask your induction tutors in your schools.

Session dates and times

Group 1Venue: The Arthur Terry School
Dates & times:
Mentor Small Group SessionThursday 30th September 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Mentor Regional Training DayTuesday 1st February 2022 (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 1Thursday 14th October 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
ECT Regional Training DayTuesday 18th January 2022, 9:15am to 3pm (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 2Thursday 28th April 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Group 2Venue: The Arthur Terry School
Dates & times:
Mentor Small Group SessionTuesday 5th October 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Mentor Regional Training DayTuesday 1st February 2022 (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 1Tuesday 19th October 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
ECT Regional Training DayTuesday 18th January 2022, 9:15am to 3pm (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 2Tuesday 10th May 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Group 3Venue: Healthfields Primary School
Dates & times:
Mentor Small Group SessionTuesday 28th September 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Mentor Regional Training DayTuesday 1st February 2022 (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 1Tuesday 5th October 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
ECT Regional Training DayTuesday 27th January 2022, 9:15am to 3pm (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 2Tuesday 26th April 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Group 4Venue: Stockland Green School
Dates & times:
Mentor Small Group SessionTuesday 7th October 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Mentor Regional Training DayTuesday 1st February 2022 (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 1Thursday 21st October 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
ECT Regional Training DayTuesday 27th January 2022, 9:15am to 3pm (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 2Thursday 12th May 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Group 5Venue: King Solomon International Business School
Dates & times:
Mentor Small Group SessionWednesday 13th October 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Mentor Regional Training DayTuesday 1st February 2022 (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 1Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 9:30am to 12:30pm
ECT Regional Training DayTuesday 18th January / Tuesday 27th January 2022, 9:15am to 3pm (venue TBC)
ECT Small Group Session 2Wednesday 18th May 2022, 9:30am to 12:30pm