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The Appropriate Body can consider a reduced induction where an ECT can demonstrate extensive prior experience based on the Teachers' Standards.
The minimum induction period is currently one term but with effect from January 2023 this will be extended to two terms.
An application for a reduced induction can be requested with the support of the Headteacher.
ECTs undertaking induction on a part-time basis at any point will need to serve the full-time equivalent (FTE) of two full school years. Therefore an ECT working part-time as a 0.5 FTE will take four school years to complete induction.
It is for the school and Appropriate Body to decide in each individual case the length of the induction period required which is fair and takes full account of the ECT’s working pattern.
If part-time ECTs are able to demonstrate that they can meet the Teachers' Standards it may be possible to acclerate the final assessment point.
Moving schools mid-Induction
If an ECT moves schools during the two year induction period and so changes Appropriate Body, it will be necessary for the new AB to obtain copies of previous Progress Reviews and Formal Assessments to ensure the ECT is on track.
The ECT will need to be registered with the DfE Digital Service and new Appropriate Body.
Similarly if an ECT leaves before completing induction, the school will need to complete an interim assessment. The DfE Digital Service and Appropriate Body will need to be informed of the change.