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Support for Early Career Teachers – Bradford information event

depart-education-largeFrom September 2020, all new teachers in Bradford will get special early access to additional benefits to support them in their first two years of teaching. Bradford is one of four early roll-out areas, meaning that teachers in Bradford will benefit from this offer one year earlier than the national roll-out, which will take place in September 2021.

We have invited the Early Career Framework (ECF) team from the Department for Education to discuss the ECF. The ECF team will be coming to Bradford on Friday 10 May from 10:00 – 14:00 at The View Room in Margaret McMillan Tower in central Bradford, BD1 1NN. The session will include opportunities for you to hear more about the ECF proposals, as well as providing a chance to feedback and influence local roll-out in Bradford. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Background information on the Early Career Framework

We want to support every new teacher in Bradford to be the best that they can be, so that they succeed in their new career. 

Teachers are the foundation of the education system – there are no great schools without great teachers. Teachers deserve high quality support throughout their careers, particularly in those first years of teaching when the learning curve is steepest. Just as with other esteemed professions like medicine and law, teachers in the first years of their career require high quality, structured support in order to begin the journey towards becoming an expert. During induction, it is essential that early career teachers are able to develop the knowledge, practices and working habits that set them up for a fulfilling and successful career in teaching.

However, too often, new teachers have not enjoyed the support they need to thrive, nor have they had adequate time to devote to their professional development. The Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins an entitlement to a fully-funded, two-year package of structured training and support for early career teachers linked to the best available research evidence. The package of reforms will ensure new teachers have dedicated time set aside to focus on their development.

Our vision is for the ECF to build on high-quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and become the cornerstone of a successful career in teaching.

The ECF has been designed around how to support all pupils to succeed and seeks to widen access for all. This includes those pupils identified within the four areas of need set out in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice, and children in need of help and protection as identified in the Children in Need Review.

You can find further information on the ECF at:

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