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DfE guidance induction for Early Career Teachers (ECT)

Statutory guidance induction for early career teachers(link is external) (GOV.UK) New guidance now published which comes into force on 1 September 2021

The term early career teacher (ECT) replaces newly qualified teacher (NQT).

This guidance

  • updates and replaces the previous NQT statutory guidance (2018)
  • explains the induction provisions for ECTs and
  • helps individuals comply with Education Regulations (2012) for induction.

Where possible, schools should have regard to this amended statutory guidance in relation to ECTs who began their statutory induction before 1 September 2021.

The AB has produced a short summary of the DfE induction guidance for ECTs (log in to view).

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Last updated: 29 Mar 2022