Registering ECTs for 2024/25

Registration Process

How to register an ect for induction 1

1. Appropriate Body - all schools are required to register with an Appropriate Body in order for statutory induction to be recognised with the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)

Click here to complete the Astra Appropriate Body registration form

2. DfE Online Service - all schools are required to provide information to the DfE regarding their Induction Tutor, Mentors and ECTs as well as the chosen ECF-based training programme and Appropriate Body the school will be using

Click here to complete the DfE Online Service

3. ECF Lead Provider - this is only required for schools choosing Option 1 (using a DfE-funded provider-led training programme). Further information on accessing the DfE-funded training programme through Astra Teaching School Hub can be found on our ECF page 

If you have any questions, please contact Paula Casey ( for more information.

Registration Deadline Dates

In most circumstances Astra Appropriate Body will commence induction for an ECT from the beginning of an academic term, schools are advised to contact Astra for guidance regarding mid-term starters. Schools must register by the following dates to ensure induction can commence promptly:

For September 2024 start: 13th September 2024

For January 2025 start: 10th January 2025

For April 2025 start: 2nd May 2025