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Creating teachers for life with the early career framework

We’re excited to be partnering with Capita and the University of Birmingham to deliver the new early career framework’s induction programme.

Low retention rates in the education sector are a very real problem, so it’s important to support the development of your teachers, especially when they’re just starting out. This helps them to feel confident, in control and excited about their new career, creating teachers who are passionate and dedicated to their profession and to their pupils.

The early career framework (ECF) was established by the Department for Education (DfE) for exactly this reason, and it aims to increase the training and development opportunities for teachers in the early stages of their careers. As part of the recently published ECF reforms that come into effect from September 2021, the government is funding an entitlement for all early career teachers in England to access high-quality professional development.

Simply put, this means that new teachers will now receive development support and training over two years instead of one, as well as funded time out of the classroom to receive support from mentors who will also receive support and funded high-quality training. For a detailed look at the statutory guidance, read more about it here.

As part of the national ECF roll-out, Capita, together with its academic partner, the University of Birmingham, has been appointed by the DfE as one of only six lead providers. And we’ll be collaborating with them, helping to deliver a high-quality induction programme for early career teachers across England.

Why choose Entrust and Capita?

Capita is a top five supplier to the UK’s education sector, and works with 22,000 schools across all 151 local authorities. It has used this experience to create a structured programme that features development, support and professional input, all underpinned by the ECF as well as ongoing monitoring and assessment against the Teachers’ Standards. It’s a tried-and-tested solution based on a successful early roll-out of the ECF reforms  run by the DfE in 2020.

We’ll be using Capita’s technology and education expertise to deliver sessions to early career teachers and mentors via a modern, intuitive learning platform that allows us to host a wide variety of learning experiences. We’ll also be able to track activities and progress, so that we can identify and address any issues as soon as they arise.

Capita’s induction programme has been co-designed with the University of Birmingham to make sure that it’s relevant and tailored to the unique needs of early career teachers. Our specialised team of experts will also be on hand to help with any support or guidance that schools, teachers and mentors may need to complete the statutory training.

Register your school now, and we’ll be in touch with more details.

Early Career Framework Induction Programme

Entrust is partnering with Capita and University of Birmingham to deliver this programme across England.

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