ECT Registration and induction

**The registration deadline for Autumn Term ECTs is  Thursday 15th September 2022**

Services For Education is the Appropriate Body on behalf of Birmingham Local Authority. We provide Early Career Teacher (ECT) registration and professional development to ensure teachers new to the profession develop fully to become outstanding practitioners.

Services For Education also now deliver the ECF programme in partnership with Best Practice Network. Find out more here.

Becoming newly qualified is a challenging and exciting time and we’ve found that ECTs and their mentors really benefit from guidance, support and the updates and communication that we have to offer. In turn, schools will see a real boost in the teaching they provide and benefit from greater levels of retention of new teachers.

Register your ECTs with Services For Education here

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STEP 1. Register with an appropriate body if you have not already done so.

Services For Education is the Appropriate Body on behalf of Birmingham Local Authority.

Register your ECTs with Services For Education here.

STEP 2. Decide which of the ECF delivery methods your school will use:


Method 1: Full Induction ProgrammeLed by funded provider. Schools can choose to work with providers accredited by the Department for Education who will design and deliver a programme of face-to-face and online training to ECTs and their mentors. This programme is funded by the Department for Education.

Services For Education are now working in partnership with Best Practice Network to deliver the full Early Career Development Programme. 

Register ECTs and Mentors with Best Practice Network’s Full Induction Programme, delivered by Services For Education 

  • School Induction Tutors must register their ECTs and Mentors on the DfE Online Service (Best Practice Network then collect additional details directly from the ECTs and ECMs to enable allocation to their local training group)

Not yet registered with Best Practice Network?

  • If your school is registering a new ECT or is changing Lead Provider, the school will also need to register with Best Practice Network and choose Services For Education as your delivery partner here
  • If you are already registered with Best Practice Network but would like to switch delivery partner to Services For Education, please email partnerships@bestpracticenet.co.uk

Method 2: Core Induction Programme – Schools deliver their own training using DfE accredited materials and resources.

Schools use freely available DfE accredited materials, which includes ready to use materials and resources for new teachers and mentors, to deliver their own ECT and mentor support. These materials have been accredited by the Department for Education and quality assured by the Education Endowment Foundation.


Method 3: School-based Induction Programme – Schools design and deliver their own two-year induction programme for ECTs based on the ECF.

Statutory guidance requires the Appropriate Body to quality assure schools choosing the ‘Core Induction Programme’ and the ‘School based Programme’ to a higher degree.

The DfE step-by-step guidance can be accessed here.

As the appropriate body for Birmingham ECTs, we have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of newly and recently qualified teachers.

We provide ECT registration and professional development to ensure teachers new to the profession develop fully to become outstanding practitioners

We also now deliver the ECF programme in partnership with Best Practice Network. Find out more here.

By choosing to register with us you will benefit from:

  • Personalised customer service
  • Our dedicated ECT team process, read and quality assure every progress review and assessment submitted within a prompt time frame
  • Our robust process has integrity and consists of email and telephone support, and visits for both ECT and leaders to support with concerns and QA processes
  • Opportunity to meet the team at our ECT conference
  • Value for money: competitive registration offering three levels of ECF opt in plus a place on the nqt conference, telephone and email support and school visits
  • Flexibility to register your ECTs for 3 or 6 terms with registration fees adjusted accordingly
  • Prompt response to request for support offering expertise and advice, and in school support
  • Rolling registration and regular updates of ECT data to the TRA throughout the year
  • We are able to draw on the expertise of our team of dedicated Educational Advisers covering EYFS, Primary and Secondary
  • Established ECT Induction Tutor training offered termly

For more information contact us here or call us on 07825153836.

FULL INDUCTION PROGRAMME

£350

(for 2 years)

FULL DETAILS REGISTER NOW

CORE INDUCTION PROGRAMME

£450

(for 2 years)

FULL DETAILS REGISTER NOW

SCHOOL-BASED INDUCTION PROGRAMME

£750

(for 2 years)

FULL DETAILS REGISTER NOW

*There are three levels of opt in schools can choose from to enable the delivery of an ECF based induction. It is up to the headteacher to choose the approach that best suits the needs of their ECTs and mentors.

The three approaches or levels are:

  • A funded provider led programme (Full Induction Programme) – Schools can choose to work with providers accredited by the Department for Education who will design and deliver a programme of face-to-face and online training to ECTs and their mentors. This programme is funded by the Department for Education.
  • Schools deliver their own training using DfE accredited materials and resources (Core Induction Programme) – Schools use freely available DfE accredited materials, which includes ready to use materials and resources for new teachers and mentors, to deliver their own ECT and mentor support. These materials have been accredited by the Department for Education and quality assured by the Education Endowment Foundation.
  • Schools design and deliver their own two-year induction programme for ECTs based on the ECF (school-based induction programme). Statutory guidance requires the Appropriate Body to quality assure schools choosing the ‘Core Induction Programme’ and the ‘School based Programme’ to a higher degree. This is reflected in our costings below.

An additional administration charge of £40 for each ECT will be incurred if Registration submissions (for beginning of term starters) are received late of the published deadline dates.

An additional administration charge of £40 for each ECT will be incurred if Progress Reviews and Assessments are received late of the published deadline dates.

If an ECT leaves part way through an induction year there will be no refund of registration charges.

Payment Schools will be invoiced for registrations and/or late submission administration charges within 30 days of the deadline dates for each term.

Payment should be received by SFE within 30 days of receipt of the invoice(s).

ECT SUPPORT AND TRAINING COURSES

2022/23
£165.00
2022/23

Curriculum Area Training

Maths Mastery for Early Career Teacher (ECT)

Wednesday 11th Jan 2023
£280.00
2022/23

ECT Support

Early Career Teacher – Tutor/Mentor Training

Multiple Dates
Next: 21/09/2022
£165.00
2022/23
NEW

Curriculum Area Training

Spelling and Grammar for ECTs

Monday 6th Feb 2023
£280.00
2022/23

ECT Support

Getting Behaviour Management Right in the Primary School

Multiple Dates
Next: 12/10/2022
£165.00

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