West Sussex Teaching School Hub

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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About our ECF Programme

GLF West Sussex Teaching School Hub has partnered with Lead Provider Ambition Institute, to deliver the DfE's Early Career Framework Full Induction Programme. Ambition’s Early Career Teachers programme was rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted July 12, 2023, and we are confident in them as a lead provider and partner.

Highlights from the report can be found here.

Click on the Ambition Institute logo below for more information on the programme:

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In conjunction with Ambition Institute we provide a tried and tested two-year support package for ECTs to increase confidence and expertise in teaching effectively, also helping experienced educators to deepen their mentoring skilled, drawing upon the latest research for teacher development.  

Over the two-year induction period, the programme includes: 

For ECTs: 

- a comprehensive introduction to the programme 

- user-friendly weekly evidence-based self-study modules 

- three one-day conferences covering key aspects of the framework 

- termly clinics covering areas of practice to build on ECT self-study  

- weekly observation and mentor coaching (using instructional coaching models) 


For Mentors:  

- two one-day conferences covering the programme principles and instructional coaching 

- three clinics to develop expertise in instruction coaching  

- three coaching-on-coaching sessions to develop instructional coaching in a bespoke one-to-one session 

- access to a user-friendly platform, Steplab, to support target planning for instructional coaching and ECT development 


Benefits for the ECTs & Mentors include: 

- tackling challenges 
- learning flexibly 
- developing practice 
- access to the latest educational research 

Benefits for the schools include: 

- Attracting & retaining staff 
- Tried and tested support 
- Insight into the latest research into effective teacher development practice, which can be applied beyond work with ECTs 

If you would like to register to work with us on ECT Induction please complete the form below:

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What our mentors say:

"Having the opportunity to work with other ECT mentors gaining advice and experience from them. The same is true of the coaching sessions."

"Clear  framework and steps to follow to guide ECT through most important areas when a new teacher."