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Appropriate Body

Appropriate Body

Welcome to the Xavier Appropriate Body (AB) 

Xavier Appropriate Body are here to support your early career teacher (ECT) through their induction period. We look forward to seeing your ECT grow and develop within their role at this stage of their career. The induction period comprises of two elements, training, and assessment. The Early Career Framework (ECF) training is delivered through the Teach First Programme. Assessment and support are managed by the Xavier Appropriate Body. 

At Xavier we value the commitment and dedication it takes to be a successful teacher and feel privileged to be part of this journey. Great teachers forever change the lives of the young people within their schools. Being involved in teacher development, whether as an ECT, mentor or induction tutor - is an enormous privilege and we very much look forward to working with you.  

For ECTs (Early Career Teachers), the induction period can be both exciting and challenging. The ECF programme offers ECTs, mentors and induction tutor the opportunity for excellent professional development. Working together, the aim is to provide the best possible support to enable ECTs to meet the Teachers’ Standards consistently and effectively by the end of the induction period. 

Contact us: 

We are here to support you, please contact us on: 

Xavier TSH Administrator: Alison Maingard ( For all enquiries regarding registration, changes to mentors etc. 

Appropriate Body Lead: Sophie Hunter ( For more serious enquiries such as support plans or assessments. 

Telephone: 01932 578687