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ECT Teacher Development in East London

The Early Career Teacher Programme

Register your ECTs and Mentors...

If you have new ECTs starting at school, your school needs to:

  1. Register each ECT and Mentor with DfE portal and keep it updated:
  • Here is a Step by Step guide on how to use this portal. 
  • Portal Questions: If you have any questions you can email:
  • ECT email addresses: If schools do not yet have work emails set up for their participants at the point of registration - an email address is a mandatory field - so you should add a personal email and edit it later. 

Schools STILL need to register with an appropriate body separately.
Go to ECT Manager and log into your chosen Appropriate Body. 

  1. Register each ECT with the Appropriate Body by going direct to ECT Manager or emailing:

Change an ECT, Mentor or Induction Co-ordinator? 

If you want to change a Mentor or Induction Co-ordinator - or remove an ECT who is leaving your school - please fill in this short form: Changes Form

What is the Appropriate Body?

All schools are under a statutory duty to register their ECTS with an Appropriate Body before they start work in school.

If you would like more information on registering your ECT with an Appropriate Body, click here.

What is the Early Career Framework?

September 2021 saw the statutory introduction of the Early Career Framework for all new teachers, regardless of training route. 

‍The ECF gives all Early Career Teachers an entitlement to a two-year Induction of high-quality training and in-school mentor support.

London District East Teaching School Hub will provide a fully funded programme in partnership with Ambition Institute offering:

  • Two years of fully funded training for Early Career Teachers
  • A dedicated mentor training programme

Quote from a current Year 13 Mentor - Kate, Lead Practitioner (English), ECT Mentor and Literacy Lead:  

"I am loving the program. I have been a mentor many times before in my 26 year teaching career, but this is by far the most rigorous and supportive. My ECTs have made such progress by taking a small, focused, rehearsed step at a time." 


Instructional Coaching


Feedback from an ECT Mentor on their Coaching on Coaching session:

‘It was so useful! As this is all new to us, it was such a positive session to hear what I am doing right as well as identifying the next step. The Visiting Fellow was brilliant in explaining what was good - the 'why' is really useful so that I knew the impact it had on my ECT. The next step was very clear and everything we discussed was so helpful.

Flyers and Statutory Guidance...

If you would like any more information, please email:

Top tips for implementing the Early Career Framework