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Early Careers Framework (ECF)
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Teach First to deliver the Early Careers Framework expansion to our region at no cost to schools.
The DfE are introducing the ECF programme from September 2021 to support Early Career Teachers throughout the first two years of teaching. However, due to the impact of Covid-19 on ITT, they now want to offer additional support to more NQTs across the country in September 2020.
We are eager to support NQTs starting their careers in our schools this September, and we want experts working in our schools to be the ones delivering training to Early Career Teachers and Early Career Mentors.
What is the content of the one-year ECF Programme?
The one-year ECF covers six different modules, one module per half term, each aims to develop the NQT's pedagogical knowledge. Please see the modules below.
How can you create powerful learning environments?
Establishing classroom routines and creating a culture of mutual trust and respect to ultimately make a powerful learning environment.
How do pupils learn?
The importance of memory, avoiding cognitive overload and building pupils’ long-term memory.
What makes classroom practice effective?
Effective classroom practice, such as retrieval practice, instruction and modelling, and using questioning effectively.
How can you use assessment and feedback to the greatest effect?
The importance of assessments is highlighted by planning assessments and monitoring pupil work for misconceptions and making feedback purposeful and manageable.
How can you support all pupils to succeed?
Supporting all pupils to succeed through adaptive teaching and teaching pupils who require a greater level of support.
How can you plan a coherent curriculum?
Supporting pupils to build mental models and teaching a coherent curriculum.
How is this programme delivered?
We know how busy school life is and how precious time is for all colleagues. With this in mind, the One-Year ECF is delivered 100% online, with NQTs being able to decide when is the best time for them to access the material online via the platform, Brightspace.
What is the commitment for NQTs?
At the start of each half term - One webinar after school during the first week of the half term. There will be three dates to choose from.
During the half term - 4.5 hours of self-directed study, encompassing a range of online activities and reflection. NQTs will be able to plan their time and decide when it is best to access these materials. Please note that there is no expectation of reflection logs or summaries to be completed.
Last week of the half term- One webinar after school during the last week of the half term. There will be three dates to choose from.
What is the commitment for mentors?
At the start of half term - One-and-a-half-hour webinar after school to familiarise themselves with the materials that NQTs will access online during the half term. There will be three dates to choose from.
Halfway through each half term. One-hour webinar to work with other mentors, developing their use of instructional coaching.
As stated by the Framework, mentors will meet weekly their NQTs to identify needs, observe and provide high quality feedback.
Please see below for more about the ECF programme. There are just a few spaces left so if you wish to apply for your NQTs to join the ECF programme this year, below you will find the application form. Please fill this in and return to Martha Lopez.
For More Information contact:
Director of Teaching School Hub: Mark Beyer-Woodgate
Teaching School Hub Administrator: Martha Lopez
Tel: 01375 484582