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Information for schools considering the UEA Early Career Framework (ECF) Full Induction Programme.

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After careful consideration, we have taken the difficult decision not to recruit new ECTs and mentors from September 2024 and will be withdrawing our ECF provision from the end of August 2025. 

PLEASE NOTE: This will not affect any ECTs or mentors already on our programme who are going into their second year.  We remain committed to continuing to deliver their training entitlement through to completion.  

 To register any ECTs or new mentors for September, you have several options:

  1. You can maintain Best Practice Network as your training provider.  Any ETCs or mentors will then be placed into their online national cohort groups rather than any provided by UEA.  Please be aware that if you choose this option, you will also need to select an Appropriate Body to register your ECT(s) and mentor(s) with.
  2. You can register with your local Teaching School Hub to be your training provider, and they can also provide the Appropriate Body service.
  3. You can provide your own in-house ECT and mentor programme using the DfE approved resources.  Again, if you choose this option, you will also need to select an Appropriate Body to register your ECT(s) and mentor (s) with.

 

UEA ECF Withdrawal FAQs:

Q – Can I register any new ECTs or Mentors for September 2024? 

Answer – No, we will not be recruiting any new ECTs or mentors for September 2024.  Schools will need to register them with their local Teaching School Hub, directly with Best Practice Network or with another provider. 

Q – Will those already on the programme be able to complete with UEA? 

Answer – Yes absolutely, any ECTs or mentors already on our programme will be able to complete their full training entitlement.

Q – What about ECTs or mentors who started either in January or April 2024? 

Answer – Any ECTs or Mentors who joined our programme in January or April 2024 will continue their training with the Best Practice Network National Cohort.  

Q – Can I register new ECTs that started induction in September 2023 but may be joining a school currently working with you in September 2024? 

Answer – Yes, you will still be able to register them with us to join our 2023/24 cohort, they would be added to one of our current groups.

 

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If you have any questions, please contact us via: ECF.info@uea.ac.uk