Improve pupil outcomes and staff retention by developing highly skilled, motivated teachers
Early career teachers are entitled to two years of training as part of the statutory Early Career Framework (ECF) to ensure they’re supported at this critical time of transition, growth and development.
To help you develop high quality, highly skilled and motivated teachers, our ECF-based training programme – developed with our lead academic partner, the University of Birmingham – equips them to walk into the classroom confidently with the practical skills and insight to enhance teaching and learning.
Focusing on the five key areas of behaviour management, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, and professional behaviours, we provide early career teachers with the tools they need to thrive and make the most difference in the classroom, encouraging a culture of commitment to their own professional development and refinement of their practices.
It’s fully funded, so there are no costs, unfunded time or resources required from your school. We provide specialist cohorts for special schools and alternative provision settings.
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Early Career Framework-based training at a glance
Two years of new, funded, high-quality training with a dedicated mentor
Funding to cover mentors’ time with the early career teacher in their second year
Access to free learning and development materials
Funding for 5% time away from the classroom for teachers in their second year
It’s given me skills and techniques to use in my everyday practice. I really value this extra support - being so new to the profession it’s always helpful for the reminders and being introduced to new learnings.
Early career teacher participating on Capita’s ECF training programme,
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.