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Introduction (Early Career Teachers)

Support available for ECT induction


The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Local Authority acts as the Appropriate Body (AB) and monitors and supports the ECT induction process. The quality assurance of statutory induction, through the role of the appropriate body (AB), is important both for ensuring that schools provide adequate support for their ECTs, and that their assessment is fair and consistent across all institutions.


Claire Murray is the named person at the appropriate body. Claire provides support to schools on ECT induction statutory requirements and procedures, assessments and conducts the quality assurance of induction.


Deadlines for submitting assessment reports for pre-September 2021 NQTs/ECTs

Autumn 2021 - 10 December 2021

Spring 2022 - 1 April 2022

Summer 2022 - 15 July 2022


Suggested dates for conducting and completing ECT progress reviews

Autumn 2021- 3 December 2021

Spring 2022 - 25 March 2022


Deadlines for submitting first ECT assessment reports

Summer 2022 - 15 July 2022


Briefings September 2021

ECT Induction Briefing – Monday 20th September 4pm

Induction Tutor Briefing – Wednesday 15th September 4pm


Induction at a glance with RBWM

All qualified teachers who are employed in a relevant school in England must, by law, complete an induction period of one year (currently) and two years from September 2021.


Statutory induction is the bridge between initial teacher training and teaching career.



ECTs are entitled to systematic professional and personal support which include support from a dedicated mentor, observation of ECT’s teaching, protected 10% ECT time for professional development, observing experienced teachers, frequent review of progress and assessment against Teachers Standards.


ECTs must complete an induction period satisfactorily as there is no repeat.


For more, please visit:

Statutory guidance on ECT inductions

Early Career Framework

Appropriate Bodies Guidance: Induction and the Early Career Framework    

If you do have an ECT in September please check the following is in place.

What do schools need to do before September 2021?


Register with an Appropriate Body to oversee the Statutory Induction of your Early Career Teachers (ifyou want to choose RBWM, just complete the attached Appointment form).


 If choosing a Full Induction Programme (FIP) Provider led, notify the Provider as soon as possible so they know  how many Early Career Teachers you are likely to have.


If using Teaching School Hub Berkshire, contact Janet Roberts directly on or send her an email with the following information:

· School URN:

· School Name:

· School Address & Postcode:

· Contact name:

· Contact role:

· Contact Email:

· Contact phone:

· Estimated ECT numbers

· Estimated mentor numbers


 If you wish to run your own development programme (either the Core or School-led options) you must contact the Appropriate Body to discuss how they will provide the fidelity checks on your programme


Register with the Department for Education. You can do that via their online portal here.