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From September 2021, appropriate bodies will be expected to check that all ECTs have access to an induction programme based on the Early Career Framework (ECF).

For schools opting for our fully funded induction programme there are no checks required.

For schools opting to run the ECF themselves through a core or school-led induction programme a check is required. This check is referred to here as ‘ECF fidelity’ checking.

The level of ECF fidelity checking expected of appropriate bodies will vary depending on the type of ECF-based induction being delivered. Schools must ensure that their induction complies with the expectation to offer full coverage of the ECF.