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'Guide to Successful Induction' Webinar (Primary and Secondary)

Our 'Guide to Successful Induction' training takes place in the form of an interactive webinar rather than a face to face session. This is to make it more widely available to our ECTs as it can be completed from anywhere that you have internet access. The webinar will ensure you understand your role and responsibilities as an ECT throughout your induction. It covers everything you need to know about induction including your termly assessments.

Our next session is due to take place on Wednesday 25 January at 4pm.  To book your place, please complete this online form.

A polite reminder that this webinar is mandatory, please book a place or add your name to the waiting list now.

All sessions will last for one hour.

*Please note - The webinar is free to all primary and secondary ECTs registered with us on ECT Manager and we expect all ECTs to complete a session at the beginning of their induction.  All sessions have the same content and so you only need to attend one date.  These sessions are not suitable for NQTs who started their induction before September 2021.

Primary ECT Programme

We are in the process of setting up a Primary Programme for 2022-23 and details of this will be published shortly. Watch this space!

Tutor and Mentor Training

Are you tutoring or mentoring ECTs (used to be referred to as NQTs) throughout their induction period? From September 2021, the induction for ECTs changed and is now based on the early career framework. We have developed this course to make you aware of these changes and ensure you are fully equipped with the skills to be an effective mentor following the revised statutory guidance.

The session is aimed at new and experienced tutors and mentors involved in the ECT induction process. The interactive course will ensure you understand what your role entails including the recently revised statutory roles and responsibilities, what best practice looks like and where to go for help and advice. The course is also suitable as a refresher session for those tutors and mentors who haven't attended training in the past five years.

This course is accredited with the CPD Certification Service, the largest and most recognised CPD training accreditation service in the UK. For further details on the service please go to:

Training objectives include the following.

  • To highlight the main points of the statutory induction guidance to ensure you know what is expected from you and your ECT throughout their induction.
  • To understand the assessment process and how to write them, including setting SMART targets and ensuring you provide sufficient evidence.
  • To learn how to accurately assess your ECT against the Teachers' Standards and grade appropriately.
  • To understand what to do if your ECT is causing concern and not making expected progress.
  • To identify which resources are available to make your role easier.
  • To meet other school-based Induction Tutors / Mentors supporting ECTs throughout their induction period to share good practice.

Tutor training events for 2023 are below, to book a session please follow the relevant date/link:

Terms 3 and 4 

17 January 2023 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

Terms 5 and 6

10 May 2023 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

27 June 2023 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

28 June 2023 Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor / Mentor Training

ECT Conference 2023

The focus for this year's conference is 'Ensuring success in the best career in the world'.  It is a fantastic opportunity for Primary and Secondary ECTs in Year 1 of their induction period to access workshops focusing on key hot topics relevant to you.

Our Annual ECT Conference is online this year with a mixture of interactive and engaging live and recorded workshops from experts in a number of fields such as self-care and well-being, SEND, behaviour management and more! ECTs will be able to access workshops focusing on key issues in the classroom and beyond, with opportunities to network with fellow ECTs during the session. For more information and to book your place, follow the link below:

ECT Annual Conference - Wednesday 15 March 2023

Feedback From Our Training

The following items have been highlighted by previous delegates as particular strengths of these sessions:

  • the hand-outs and handbook
  • clear outline on how to support my ECT
  • how to gather evidence for ECT assessments
  • skilled and knowledgeable trainers and clear delivery
  • good pace with lots of information that was completely relevant
  • good opportunities for group discussion around grading
  • information about how to access on-going support outside this session.

Contacting the ECT Induction Team

Tim Spoerry, Induction Manager
Elizabeth Dean, Induction Adviser (part-time)
Helen Grzeszczak, Induction Coordinator (part-time)
Rhea Clarke, Induction Administrator (part-time)
Amanda Risbridger, Induction Administrator (part-time)

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 03301 651 300