For over 15 years, as the Appropriate Body for CWAC settings Edsential have supported schools and mentors, taking over 4,500 NQTs through their induction to achieving qualified teacher status. With the statutory Early Career Framework (September 2021), we are extending our proven track record as an Appropriate Body to all settings, regardless of local authority or independent advisory provision.
Where schools deliver induction through their own School-based Induction Programme using the Early Career Framework, additional quality assurance will be necessary in order to safeguard ECTs’ entitlement to an ECF-based induction. Edsential will complete Fidelity Checks to ensure that your school’s training and support provided to the ECT has covered the ECF evidence statements in sufficient breadth and depth. Schools to provide a detailed, sequenced programme for years 1 and 2 induction showing how the ECF statements are in line with the statutory guidance.
Further scrutiny may be required due to the greater risk that a school based induction could diverge from the ECF when DfE accredited materials are not used as the basis for an induction programme: this depends on number of ECTs in each setting, and does not include registration.
*additional charges may apply depending on the outcome of the fidelity checks
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