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How our Teaching School Hub in London can help

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.

Across the London District East Region of Barking & Dagenham, Havering and these are the Appropriate Bodies:


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 2021-2022

  • £250 per ECT per year - Full Induction Programme with Ambition Institute via the Hub
  • £295 per ECT per year - Full Induction Programme with any other Lead Provider
  • £595 per ECT per year - Core Induction Programme
  • £950 per ECT per year for the School-Led Induction Programme
  • £95 per single term (if required).

Induction for Early Career Teachers - Guidance

Schools choosing the Core Induction Programme and School-led Induction Programme will be prioritised in order to have the necessary fidelity checks completed prior to Induction starting for their ECTs.

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: and Laura will help you.