ECTs

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

What do I need to do?

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 using the ECF evidence base to exemplify what really works in the classroom and how pupils learn.

Each half term, ECTs must:

Work through the self-study content and evidence base on the EDT portal each week during your ECT time, including watching any webinars.

Meet with your mentor once a week*, to discuss learning from the self-study materials and identify next steps to move your practice forward.

Attend face to face and / or virtual training sessions with other ECTs from North Birmingham once per term. 

Complete the survey at the end of the block and reflect on your progress and action points to support your development.

*Mentor meetings move to twice a week in year two.

More information can be found in your welcome pack which your Induction Tutor will share with you.

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

Once your Induction Tutor has registered you on the DfE portal, EDT are able to send out your user name and password. These will be sent from  ecf@educationdevelopmenttrust.com. Please check your junk, clutter or other inboxes if you haven’t seen these details.

If you haven’t received your user name and password for this site please attempt to re-set your login details. You can do this by visiting ECF: DP Dashboard (eddevtrust.com), entering your school e-mail address as your username and then click re-set password. If this doesn’t work, please e-mail northbirminghamtsh@atlp.org.uk


When will the ECT events take place?

Over the course of the 23-24 academic year, ECTs and ECTs+1 will attend three events. ECTs have been split into groups based on phase and specialism. Your Induction Tutor will be able to tell you which group you are in. More information about each event will be sent out to ECTs two weeks prior to the event.

ECTs starting the ECF during the Academic Year 23-24

The events shown below are for ECTs who started the ECF programme in April 2024. During the Summer Term, ECTs will be working on blocks 1 and 2.

Group NameDate and TimeLocation
April
23-24 cohort
Monday 29th April 2024
9:30am – 12:30pm
Virtual on Zoom

The events shown below are for ECTs who started the ECF programme in January 2024. During the spring term, ECTs will be working on blocks 3 and 4.

Group NameDate and TimeLocation
January
23-24 cohort
Monday 15th April 2024
10am – 3pm
John Taylor Teaching School Hub
DE13 8AX 

The events shown below are for ECTs who started the ECF programme in September 2023. During the spring term, ECTs will be working on blocks 5 and 6.

Group NameDate and TimeLocation
Mini EggsThursday 25th April 2024
9am – 12pm
Boldmere St Michaels FC
B73 5RY
FreddoTuesday 23rd April 2024
9am – 12pm
Chilwell Croft Academy
B19 2QH
ButtonsThursday 25th April 2024
9am – 12pm
The Arthur Terry School,
B74 4RZ
Crunchie 1Thursday 25th April 2024
1pm – 4pm
The Arthur Terry School,
B74 4RZ
Crunchie 2Thursday 25th April 2024
1pm – 4pm
The Arthur Terry School,
B74 4RZ
Double DeckerMonday 3rd June 2024
9am – 12pm
Boldmere St Michaels FC
B73 5RY
Dairy MilkTuesday 23rd April 2024
1pm – 4pm
Holte School
B19 2EP
WispaMonday 22nd April 2024
9am – 12pm
The Arthur Terry School,
B74 4RZ
BournvilleMonday 22nd April 2024
1pm – 3:30pm
Southall Pavilion
B29 7LG
TwirlWednesday 15th May 2024
1pm – 4pm
Boldmere St Michaels FC
B73 5RY


ECTs starting the ECF during the Academic Year 22-23

ECTs who started the ECF programme in April 2023. During the spring term, ECTs will be working on blocks 7 and 8.

Group NameDate and TimeLocation
April
22-23 cohort
Thursday 20th June 2024
10am – 3pm
Tudor Grange Academy
B91 3PD

ECTs who started the ECF programme in January 2023. During the spring term, ECTs will be working on blocks 9 and 10.

Group NameDate and TimeLocation
January
22-23 cohort
Tuesday 2nd July 2024
9:30am – 3pm
The Arthur Terry School,
B74 4RZ

ECTs who started the ECF programme in September 2022. During the spring term, ECTs will be working on blocks 11 and 12.

Group NameDate and TimeLocation
Mini EggsThursday 18th April 2024
9am – 12pm
Chilwell Croft Academy
B19 2QH
FreddoMonday 20th May 2024
9am – 12pm
Chilwell Croft Academy
B19 2QH
ButtonsMonday 20th May 2024
1pm – 4pm
Chilwell Croft Academy
B19 2QH
Crunchie 1 + 2Monday 3rd June 2024
1pm – 4pm
Boldmere St Michaels FC
B73 5RY
Double DeckerMonday 3rd June 2024
1pm – 4pm
Boldmere St Michaels FC
B73 5RY
Dairy MilkWednesday 17th April 2024
9am – 12pm
The Arthur Terry School,
B74 4RZ
WispaWednesday 17th April 2024
1pm – 4pm
The Arthur Terry School,
B74 4RZ
TwirlTuesday 9th April 2024
9:30am – 12:30pm
The Arthur Terry School,
B74 4RZ

Who do I contact if I have a problem?

Speak to your mentor and/or induction tutor in your school.
If they can’t answer your question, please e-mail our ECF team on ect@atlp.org.uk