• Early Career Framework


If you are an NQT or are a school leader and have NQTs in your school who may benefit from free additional support in their first year of teaching,register your interest here


Inspiring Leaders is delighted to be a designated delivery Hub for the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire area for Education Development Trust’s brand-new programme for early career teachers as part of the expansion to the early rollout of the Early Career Framework.

What is the Early Career Framework?

The DfE’s Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins a funded package of structured training and support for early career teachers. It ensures new teachers have dedicated time to focus on their development, building on their Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

This one-year programme provides teachers with the essential specialist support they need to improve their practice and build confidence following their Initial Teacher Training. Our 2020/21 NQT’s have experienced a training year unlike any other and many trainees will need access to additional support to successfully navigate their first year of teaching.

This programme is funded by the Department for Education and developed by Education Development Trust and by joining the early rollout, schools can benefit from the Early Career Framework support a full year before the national roll out in 2021.

Delivery will be supported by Inspiring Leaders trained facilitators and will be conducted virtually. All state funded schools in this area are eligible to join the programme from September 2020.

For more information on ECF reforms, please visit:


How Does The Programme Work?

Education Development Trust have worked closely with schools in early rollout areas and with Sheffield Institute of Education, part of Sheffield Hallam University to develop the evidence-led programm. Carefully constructed around what works, the programme provides new teachers opportunities to Learn the theory, put the theory into Practice and Reflect on personal and professional development.

Excellent mentoring will be key to the success of the ECF initiative and this programme is centred around developing the mentor relationship and includes a focussed learning pathway for mentors.

In-school mentors will develop their mentoring and coaching techniques - essential skills that they can use throughout their careers. Each mentor will become confident with their knowledge of the Early Career Framework and become the primary source of support and challenge for your early career teachers.

Register Now!

If you are a school-leader and would like to sign your NQT(s) up for the programme, register here until 30th September 2020.

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Additional Information

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