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ECT Induction Programme

Welcome to your ECT Induction Programme.

Your ECT Induction is a two-year programme covering 5 core areas of:

  • Behaviour Management

  • Pedagogy

  • Curriculum

  • Assessment

  • Professional Behaviours

Your learning will be split into modules and weekly learning and has been  designed to support your career and professional development whilst being specifically tailored to the specific and unique setting within which you are undertaking your ECT induction, Newingate School.  You will find it useful to maintain a learning log/journal to compliment these ECT modules where you can capture any notes, reflections and response to activities.

Your ECT Induction Programme is explained further in the short video below as well as in this DfE Guidance.

Roles and Responsibilities

Take some time to familiarise yourself with the roles and responsibilities of the people involved in your ECT induction.

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Ensure you know who you mentor and induction tutor are.  Add their names and contact details to your handbook.

You will have a three-way meeting with yourself, your mentor and induction tutor prior to starting your induction programme.

Key Frameworks & Guidance

You may well be familiar with both the Early Career Framework (ECF) and the Teachers' Standards, but do take the time to re-familiarise yourself with each of these documents. Alongside, for your reference the statutory guidance for ECT induction is found below.

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ECT Induction Programme Mapping

You may well be familiar with both the Early Career Framework (ECF) and the Teachers' Standards, but do take the time to re-familiarise yourself with each of these documents.

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ECT Insights

Listen to the podcasts below that captures advise offered by Andrew Taylor, Worcester University and on X as @MrTs_NQTs  and an ECT, Lakita Neille.  You may want to follow Andrew on Twitter to develop your own ECT network and as he offers a range of advice to ECTs.


Developing Critical Reflection

Engaging in critical reflection is a key component of professional practice.  Take a look at the resources below that revisit what critical reflection is and how to engage with a critically reflective process.

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Using a reflective framework can support and scaffold your reflection.  You may find different models and frameworks suit differing situations.  Here are some you may wish to apply, including the model that was introduced to you in the video and guide to critical reflection above.

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Model for Critical Reflection

Kolb's Reflective Cycle

Driscoll's Model for Reflection

Gibbs' Reflective Cycle

Process for Concerns

If you have any concerns, at any point during your ECT induction programme, please follow the process outlined below:

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Your ECT Induction Pack

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The school will provide you with an ECT induction pack that includes: a copy of You Got This!, The Early Career Framework Handbook, membership to The Chartered College of Teaching for the duration of your ECT induction and membership to the NEU for the first year of your ECT induction.

Initial Mentor Meeting

Now that you have engaged with this introduction to your induction programme, ensure you have an initial meeting booked with your mentor.

This will be an opportunity to run through the induction programme with them and agree on the arrangements around mentor meetings and support. Ensure that you have time each week to meet with your mentor and get these in the planner.

Ahead of this session, you may want to note down any questions that you may have.  

Questions might include:

1. How often will I be observed teaching?

2. Will I get the opportunity to observe colleagues?

3. How long will mentoring meetings be and how often will they take place?

4. What do I do if I feel I need additional support?

You also need to share your ITT transition document and final placement report with your ECT Mentor as this will be discussed at your initial mentor meeting.

Induction Programme:  Year 1

Module 6: Teacher as Professional

Induction Programme:  Year 2

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