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ECT and Tutor Training

The ECT and Tutor training events this year include:

'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.

If you haven't attended a session since starting your induction, our next session is being held on Monday 18th September.  To book on to this online event, please complete this online form.

A polite reminder that this webinar is mandatory.

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.

Tutor and Mentor Training

Are you tutoring or mentoring ECTs throughout their induction period? Would you like to attend an online training session to ensure you understand your role and responsibilities as an induction tutor/mentor?

We are looking for expressions of interest for attendance at our online tutor training.  If you are interested in attending, please complete this form.  Once we have enough interest, we will set up a date and send you a link to book your place.

What will the course include?

The course will 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 online session 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.

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.

To be added to the waiting list for the tutor/mentor training select the link below:

Early Career Teacher Induction Tutor/Mentor Training

ECT Conference 2024

Our ECT conferences are a fantastic opportunity for primary and secondary ECTs in Year 1 and Year 2 of their induction period to access workshops focusing on key hot topics.

Our Annual ECT Conference will be delivered online with a mixture of interactive and engaging live and recorded workshops from experts in a number of fields such as self-care and wellbeing, 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. We will be adding more information about our conference very soon! 

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