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Early career teachers

Early career teachers

We are working in partnership with Ambition Institute to provide the ECF full pathway for early career teachers and mentors in Devon. We also continue to operate as an appropriate body providing the statutory processes for assessment and reporting to the TRA over the 2 year early career teacher induction.

The Ambition Institute is one of the four DfE approved providers and we facilitate and support schools in Devon to access and make the most of their full programme.

Our offer includes the following:

  • Access and support as your appropriate body to ensure schools are supported to enable tutors to complete assessments through our online platform, ECT manager (previously NQT manager), and support for tutors including training
  • Access to the full ECF programme through the Ambition Institute supported by direct support and delivery through Devon County Council for both ECTs and mentors
  • A full programme of additional training opportunities based on our current programme including English, maths, EYFS and relational learning in the classroom particularly relevant to support 2nd year of the ECT programme
  • Access to advice and guidance on meeting all the requirements of ensuring a successful induction via telephone, email and website

This offer is fully funded for Devon maintained schools and is subsidised for academies linked to the DfE funding to deliver the ECT full offer through Ambition Institute.

Visit our shop to find out more about our appropriate body services and the full induction programme.

Early career framework full induction programme structure

Once your ECTs and mentors are registered with MyAmbition they will be able to access their programmes of study through Steplab online learning system.

All ECTs and mentors will access an orientation webinar which will explain the way Steplab works and how to get the best out of the programme

ECTs and mentors will access a weekly online learning module and will also be able to attend events facilitated through Devon County Council.

ECT programme structure

  • Weekly online self-direct learning sessions through Steplab – 30 minutes
  • Weekly coaching sessions with mentors
  • Termly whole day events bringing together groups of ECTs facilitated by us
  • Termly 1 hour webinars tackling tricky areas of practice and focussing on ‘How-to-Apply’ strategies facilitated by us

Mentor programme structure

  • Weekly online self-directed learning sessions through Steplab in relation to developing expertise as a mentor
  • Weekly guidance to produce mentor session materials to support coaching and mentoring sessions with ECT linked to their weekly learning.
  • Two whole day events bringing together groups of mentors facilitated by us
  • Termly 1:1 coaching session to support personal development as a mentor provided by us
  • Termly webinar to review instructional coaching practice at a more granular level provided by us

 

Sept

October

November

December

January

ECT Events

Orientation Webinar

 

Practice Clinics – delivered on line to groups of 15

 

 

 

Full day event delivered face to face in groups of 30-40

Wb 21st Sept

 

 

 

Full Day event delivered face to face in groups of 30-40

Wb 18th January

ECT Self-directed Study

Weekly 30 minute online

 

ECT Mentor sessions

Weekly 20 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

Sept

October

November

December

January

Mentor Events LDP

Orientation Webinar

1 hour 1:1 coaching session per term

 

Mentor Events LDP

Full day event delivered face to face in groups of 30-40

Wb 21st Sept

 

 

 

 

Mentor Self-directed Study

Weekly 30 minute online

 

ECT Mentor sessions

Weekly 20 minutes