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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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DfE Funding for the Early Careers Framework

The latest DfE funding information can be found here

The DfE supports schools with additional funding for ECF-based training. This is paid directly to schools and covers:

  • 5% off timetable for early career teachers (ECTs) in year 2 of induction, for induction activities including ECF-based training and mentor sessions
  • a dedicated mentor for each ECT, based on 20 hours of mentoring in year 2 of induction

The following additional funding is provided if a school selects the DfE-funded training provider option:

  • training delivered to ECTs by the lead provider or delivery partner, paid directly to lead providers
  • training delivered to mentors by the lead provider or delivery partner, paid directly to lead providers
  • 36 hours of mentor time off timetable for training over 2 years, paid directly to schools

Schools that are not eligible for funding can arrange an ECF-based training programme directly with a lead provider, but will need to fund the programme themselves.


Year 1: Full Induction Programme Funding

Schools will receive core funding through the dedicated school grant (DSG) which is calculated by the DfE using the National Funding Formula.  This formula is based primarily on pupil/student numbers.  Details can be found here
For schools selecting FIP only the ECF lead providers will be paid directly by the DfE removing payment burdens for the school.  

Read https://www.gov.uk/guidance/funding-and-eligibility-for-ecf-based-training to find out more about how the DfE funding model works.  


Year 2

Funding is paid directly to schools in the summer of Year 2. It covers the cost of giving each ECT:

  • 5% off timetable in year 2 of induction
  • 20 hours of mentor support in year 2 of induction

This funding is calculated using the average hourly rate for mentors and early career teachers, split by region.

Year 2 funding England (excluding the London Area) Inner London Area Outer London Area Fringe Area
Rounded cost per ECT £1,200 £1,500 £1,400 £1,300
Rounded cost per mentor £900 £1,100 £1,000 £900
Total £2,100 £2,600 £2,400 £2,200

Data on ECTs and mentors is collected by the DfE through the school workforce census to minimise the administrative burden on schools.

Backfill payments for mentorship training

Schools using training providers also receive backfill payments to cover 36 hours of time off timetable for training per mentor, over 2 years.

The Department for Education (DfE) calculates this funding using the average hourly rate for mentors, split by region and backfill payments are made directly to schools.

Mentor time off timetable for training England (excluding the London area) Inner London area Outer London area Fringe area
36 hours (2 years of training) £1,576.10 £1,929.24 £1,737.14 £1,623.24

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