Our appropriate body offer
Our Early Career and Appropriate Body team are committed to providing high-quality, timely support and advice to schools, and Early Career Teachers, throughout the induction journey. We pride ourselves in developing positive working relationships with our partners, ensuring colleagues are effectively supported to confidently implement the new statutory guidance within their settings.
Changes to Statutory Induction
From September 2021, Appropriate Bodies will have the following core functions to ensure schools provide sufficient support to teachers at the start of their careers. Whilst Appropriate bodies will be able to support schools and teachers in a variety of ways there are two key roles that we will fulfil:
Monitoring of support:
- Appropriate bodies will check that early career teachers are receiving their statutory entitlements, and that regard is had to the statutory guidance.
- Provide ECF fidelity checks, ensuring schools are supported to provide ECTs with an ECF-based induction.*
Monitoring of assessment:
- Appropriate bodies will make the final decision as to whether the ECT has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards, based on the headteacher’s recommendation.