hours with mentor
minutes study a week
Early Career Framework-based training at a glance
Funding for 5% time away from the classroom for teachers in their second year
What our ECF programme includes
See below for a brief summary of our provision, and take a look at the overview of years one and two of our training programme
The role of the mentor in our ECF programme
“As a mentor, it has made me reflect on my own teaching and also be very specific when supporting my early career teacher.”
Mentors play a central and critical role throughout the induction. We’re on hand to help them, providing a fully resourced and supportive training experience so mentors are equipped with the skills and confidence to work with all teachers. They’ll become highly skilled coaches regardless of teacher stage and an asset for ongoing teacher development and learning throughout your school.
Applying instructional coaching, we establish a clear model of what good looks like and focus on small areas for improvement, practising the strategy in an environment as similar to a real classroom as possible. The weekly mentoring sessions in year one, and fortnightly mentoring sessions in year two, provide observation and coaching for early career teachers, giving them the opportunity to discuss a topic at length to enhance their understanding of a concept within the school context.