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Schools have a statutory duty to register ECTs with an Appropriate Body before they start work in school. 

The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period and an ECT cannot start their induction until their Appropriate Body has been agreed.


London District East Teaching School Hub provides a comprehensive Appropriate Body Service for Early Career Teachers in maintained schools, academies, sixth form and FE colleges.

Costs for the academic year 2022-2023

  • £250 per ECT per year - DfE fully funded Induction Programme with Ambition Institute via the Teaching School Hub
  • £295 per ECT per year - Full Induction Programme with any other Lead Provider
  • £595 per ECT per year - Core Induction Programme using DfE accredited materials
  • £950 per ECT per year for a School-Led Induction Programme
  • £95 per single term (as required)
  • £200 one off fee for Reduction of Induction Assessment Visits
  • No fees for Cause for Concern visits

Induction for Early Career Teachers - Guidance 

Appropriate bodies guidance: induction and the early career framework

Appropriate Body Services include:

  • Bespoke support and advice for Head Teachers, Induction Tutors and ECTs via email, telephone and in-school visits.
  • Appropriate Body Induction Tutor Training.
  • Updates and guidance in changes within the statutory guidance on induction for Early Career Teachers.
  • Registering ECTs with the Teaching Regulation Agency and updating their induction status as appropriate.
  • Proactive quality assurance visits to support ECF provision in school.
  • Monitoring of all termly progress reviews.
  • Review of end of year assessments.
  • Conducting cause for concern visits or reduced induction visits as required.

If you would like to nominate London District Teaching School Hub as your appropriate body - please email:

The Appropriate Body uses ECT Manager to monitor ECT's progress 

For a guide to getting started on ECT Manager please click use this link