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Early Career teachers and Appropriate Body services

Early Career teachers and Appropriate Body services

Xavier Teaching School Hub, in partnership with Teach SouthEast, are delighted to be offering a unique provision for early career teachers, their mentors and schools. We offer both the Early Career Framework (ECF) and Appropriate Body services to schools.

  • To watch our Xavier ECF video click here
  • Click here (insert Fact file PDF) to download the Xavier Early Career Framework information flyer.
  • Register for our ECT services here (add in link to the ECT survey link form)
  • To read more about your options, and the details of our Full Induction Programme click here (Link to detailed ECF page)
  • To read more about our partner TeachFirst click here

Early Career Framework reforms

The Full Induction Programme is currently being run in four areas of the country as part of an early roll-out of these reforms. The Department for Education interviewed early career teachers, their mentors and school leaders to discuss their experience of the Full Induction Programme. You can watch this video here (Insert ECF video)


During May, we ran two webinars to give you more information on our Early Career Framework (ECF) provision and to answer any questions that you have. To watch our Headteacher and Senior Leader online ECF briefings below to find out more about our ECF and AB offer:

Date Time Webinar link
Wednesday 26th May 4-5 pm Recording
The Department for Education is also running a webinar on the Early Career Framework which you can book onto via the link below:
  • 4pm-5pm, 20 May & 17 June: DfE Early Career Framework Explainer Webinars for Schools. The DfE is running webinars for schools interested in finding out more about the upcoming changes to statutory induction.  These sessions can be booked via eventbrite here

Our package of support, assessment and bespoke training

Our Early Career services on offer from September 2021:

ECT Provision Details of provision Cost to school
Early Career Framework (ECF) Induction programme and Appropriate Body service
  • Xavier teaching school hub full induction programme
  • Fully funded to support release time for ECTs and Mentors
  • Assessment coordinated by Xavier teaching school appropriate body

£195 p/a

Click here to register!
Appropriate Body service only
  • Assessment coordinated by Xavier teaching school appropriate body

£195 p/a with an additional charge for schools choosing to follow the core or school-led induction ECF programme

Click here to register!
Early Career Framework (ECF) Induction programme only
  • Xavier teaching school hub full induction programme
  • Fully funded to support release time for ECTs and Mentors

Schools will need to pay for an Appropriate Body service

Click here to register!


Our ECF Full Induction programme:

Xavier Teaching School hub will be working in partnership with Teach First to deliver the funded full induction programme (FIP) to ECTs in Primary, Secondary and Special School settings.

 Free for schools with Early Career teachers
✓ Primary, Secondary and Special School delivery teams
 Online and face-to-face training modules
 Mentor programme to support and develop colleagues
World-class online learning platform delivered by Teach First
Local strategic lead schools working with groups of 20-25 ECTs and their Mentors to guide them through the programme (phase, context and subject specific)
Weekly newsletter to support access to the programme
Early Career Advisors from the central team as named point of contact to answer your questions, guide and support you during the roll-out in your school

Special school ECT provision

Building upon our current bespoke provision for ECTs working in special school settings, we are pleased to be able to provide an adapted programme with one of our strategic lead schools.

Click here (add in link to the ECT survey link form) to register!

Our ECT Appropriate Body

The new Xavier Teaching School AB service will provide schools with a paperless, user friendly assessment system enabling ECTs and Mentors focus their time on the development of classroom practice. Our AB uses the expertise that has grown up over the last 9 years from the Salesian Teaching School Appropriate Body. Our central team have extensive experience with supporting early career teachers and currently support over 200 NQTs in primary, secondary and special education needs settings:

✓ Registration of your ECTs with the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA)
✓ Primary, secondary and special school delivery teams
✓ Online training and face to face clinics on assessment processes and induction
✓ Monitoring assessment and progress of ECTs with streamlined assessment tools
✓ A dedicated AB team and administrator to support your needs
✓ Providing advice and guidance regarding the Early Career Framework aspect of induction✓ ECT Manager: a paperless management system
✓ Quality assurance to ensure the highest quality provision for ECTs
✓ Access to expertise and a wealth of training and resources

Click here to register!

Our enhanced offer

Through our experience of working with new teachers for many years we know the importance of offering bespoke provision, in non-statutory areas, to further support individual needs and career aspirations. We are delighted to offer a range of different pathways for ECTs alongside their statutory ECF programme.

Termly keynote speaker conferences

Over the first year of induction we are proud to be able to provide an enhanced offer alongside the government’s full induction programme for ECTs that are registered with our AB. ECTs will have access to termly online keynote speaker conferences inclusive in the £195 fee!

Research in education: Masters accreditation in partnership with the University of Sussex

Through our long standing relationship with The University of Sussex and we are pleased to announce that we will be offereing a optional 3 year programme to Masters accreditation for ECTs within our Appropriate Body.

The Masters programme will centre on research and reflection within the classroom to support and accelerate the ECTs progress. For ECTs choosing to engage with this element of the programme there will be additional costs.