The Astra TSH is working in partnership with Best Practice Network & Outstanding Leaders Partnership to deliver the Early Career Development Programme which delivers the Early Career Framework reforms for Early Career Teachers. This DfE-funded programme is open to all schools in Buckinghamshire with early career teachers starting in September 2021. If you would like to get a taste of what early career teachers can expect when they log in to the Best Practice Network virtual learning environment, please click here for a short video.

How do I apply for the Early Career Induction Programme?

Please register your details with Outstanding Leaders Partnership on their Early Career Development Programme web page and they will contact you when the full application process has been confirmed by the Department for Education.

What is the Early Career Development Programme?

From September 2021, the government is funding an entitlement for all early career teachers in England to access high-quality professional development at the start of their career with a view to greater teacher support and retention. Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership will be delivering the programme nationwide from September.

New teachers will now receive development support and training over 2 years instead of one, all underpinned by the DfE’s Early Career Framework reforms.

Please see the attached documents for further details as well as a recording of the Best Practice Network webinar, The Early Career Framework - What You Need to know with the associated slides below.


What if my ECT is not following a standard 2 year induction?

Best Practice Network has published a document linked here regarding how they are making the ECF accessible to those ECTs not following the standard 2 year induction (part time, reduced induction, ECTs transferring schools and ECTs starting induction part way through the academic year)


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