Early Career Framework & Appropriate Body

Bright Futures Educational Trust has been designated with two Teaching School Hubs for Manchester/ Stockport and Trafford/Salford. We also have a wide number of partner schools in other areas through our Alliance for Learning network.

As a Teaching School Hub, we are delighted to offer our support for Early Career Teachers through our ECF package with Teach First and through our Appropriate Body (AB) induction programme. We have held AB status for over five years with a proven successful track record of recruiting and retaining high quality Early Career Teachers.


After a challenging year for trainee teachers, it is more important than ever new teachers receive the best possible support at the start of their careers. This change is to indicate the DfE’s intention to offer a robust package of training and support which extends on the core content framework (CCF) delivered during ITT programmes, developing into the Early Career Framework (ECF). Both programmes set out an entitlement to new evidence-based support and training over the first three years of an Early Career Teacher’s career, as well as support for their mentors.

The Early Career Framework reforms are designed to ensure that Early Career Teachers develop the skills and confidence they need. If your school offers statutory induction, you will need to replace your current induction process and we would suggest the best route would be through offering a DfE approved and fully funded programme of professional development and support.


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An Introduction to the Early Careers Framework (ECF) and the role of the Appropriate Body (AB) Information Session

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