UCL Institute of Education leads a partnership offering a robust professional learning and development pathway for early career teachers and mentors based on the Early Career Framework.
UCL Institute of Education Early Career Teacher Full Induction Programme
UCL Institute of Education is proud to have been designated as a DfE approved provider for the National Roll-out of the Early Career Framework (ECF). Our new programme for Early Career Teachers and their Mentors will commence in September 2021. The new programme will build on our success in delivering the Early Roll-Out programme and will be based on our Core Induction Programme which was published by the DfE. We will continue to deliver the Early Roll-Out programme with our existing consortium until its conclusion in July 2022.
Applying for the programme
The preferred way for schools to access the UCL programme is through one of our delivery partners. A full list is provided below with contact information for each.
Registering with one of our partners is a quick and easy process requiring only your contact details, School name/ unique reference number (URN) and an estimated number of eligible Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and Mentors for September 2021. It is important that your nominated Induction lead registers for the full programme with an approved training provider on the DfE portal. For more details on this see: Registering on the DfE Online Teacher CPD Service platform.
If you would like to access the UCL programme but are not located within one of the Local Authority Districts (LAD) listed you could contact a neighbouring delivery partner directly who will be pleased to work with you.
- ECF delivery partners by LAD
Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees
Partner Name: NETSP (The University of Newcastle) with Tees Valley Teaching School Hub (TSH) | contact: email@example.com
Partner name: Leeds TSH | contact: info@LTSH.org.uk
Partner name: Selby and Wakefield TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner name: Barnsley and Doncaster TSH | contact: email@example.com
Partner name: East Manchester TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner name: Inspire TSH | contact: email@example.com
Coventry, Rugby, Warwick
Partner name: Coventry and Central Warwickshire TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Milton Keynes and surrounding areas
Partner name: Milton Keynes Education Partnership | contact: Victoria.Lacy-Wills@st-pauls.org.uk
Cheltenham, Cotswold, Stroud
Partner name: Balcarras TSH | contact: email@example.com
Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Tewkesbury
Partner name: Odyssey TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherwell, Oxford, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, West Oxfordshire
Partner name: Oxfordshire TSH | contact: email@example.com
Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock
Partner name: Chafford Hundred TSH | contact: TSHub@harrischaffordhundred.org.uk
Haringey, Redbridge, Waltham Forest
Partner name: North East London TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow
Partner name: Teach West London TSH | contact: email@example.com
Hackney, Tower Hamlets
Partner name: East London TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich
Partner name: Thames South TSH | contact: email@example.com
Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth
Partner name: Wandle TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham
Partner name: Berkshire TSH | contact: email@example.com
Croydon, Epsom and Ewell, Sutton
Partner name: Harris City Academy Crystal Palace TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sussex Coast and surrounding areas
Partner name: Sussex Coast Schools Alliance | contact: email@example.com
Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Poole, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland
Partner name: South Central TSH | contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Career Framework Overview
The Early Career Framework is a two-year government funded programme, offering a framework and resources to better support newly qualified teachers and their mentors. The programme was announced as a key element of the Department for Education (DfE) plans to increase retention of early career teachers in the teaching profession. The programme will be extended across England from September 2021.
More information on the DfE ECF reforms is available on the GOV.UK website.
- Why choose the UCL Early Career Teacher Programme?
Our university and teaching school partners have drawn on their teacher education expertise to design a programme which is:
- Knowledge and evidence-based: Our programme is informed by a deep understanding of the development needs of early career teachers.
- Drawn from expert theory and current practice: Our programme is co-designed by teachers and school leaders, teacher educators and academics with rich experience of translating evidence into practice.
- Inquiry-based spiral learning: After strengthening early career teachers’ understanding of key themes in Year 1, the modules will use an inquiry approach to revisit the themes in greater depth in Year 2.
- Learning embedded in practice, not an additional burden: Early career teachers apply new learning in work contexts to improve your own and your pupils' learning.
- Located near you: Led by local teachers and leaders. Our interactive learning platforms enable early career teachers to reflect and share learning together.
- Flexible: School hubs and clusters can follow our proposed sequence or create their own to meet the needs of early career teachers and mentors.
See the outline of the Early Roll-Out of the programme. It is anticipated that the content and structure of the new national full induction programme will be broadly similar.