How Does ECT Induction Work for British Schools Overseas?
A British School Overseas (BSO) which is inspected by a DfE approved inspectorate against the BSO Standards and is a member of a DfE accredited association can appoint Early Career Teachers (ECTs) from the UK and support them through their induction. This must, however, be in association with an Appropriate Body such as the ECT Induction & Support team.
There are some restrictions, and these are as follows. A school overseas may not provide induction if they:
- have not received a recent inspection (within the last 3 years) from an approved inspectorate
- have received an inspection judgement that has not satisfactorily met all the standards and categories
- are not members of an accredited association such as COBIS, BSME, FOBISIA and NABSS.