Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the links below to answer some of your questions, and some of our more frequently asked questions. If you can't find an answer to your question, then please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about funding?
Q. What if I am having trouble with the My Ambition portal or Steplab?
Email the Hub and we will try our best to help. If it is a really technical problem, email: email@example.com
Q. We have Year 2 ECTs that are joining in September from another programme, what happens for them?
If they are starting at your school and they have completed Year 1 of the Ambition programme elsewhere we can have their records transferred over to your school.
Q. Is the DfE portal registration for all ECTs?
Yes, it is where you keep all details about your schools ECTs and Mentors up to date. Here' s link for the DfE portal: https://manage-training-for-early-career-teachers.education.gov.uk/
Q. Should we be re-registering the Year 2 ECT's who are currently here?
No, there's no need to re-register Year 2, but they should all be on the DfE portal anyway aleady.
Q. Do we need to re-register Year 2's with the appropriate body or do they roll over?
You only register them at the beginning of the 2 years, for the whole two years.
Q. Would our January starter be impacted by the new portal arrangements?
No – but they should be registered since Jan on the DfE portal anyway. January and April starters follow a separate pathway of events. Please see the January and April pages on this website.
- ECF induction and training: additional information for early career teachers - Manage training for early career teachers (education.gov.uk)
- ECF induction and training: additional information for school leaders - Manage training for early career teachers (education.gov.uk)
- ECF induction and training: additional information for mentors - Manage training for early career teachers (education.gov.uk)