Options for ECF

How to prepare for statutory changes

We would recommend most schools to use a DfE funded and accredited provider who will design and deliver a programme of face to face and online professional development support to your new teachers and mentors. Lead providers will be held to account for the quality of their training so you can be assured that this training will remain high quality, and the support will be fully funded so there are no costs for schools.

A small number of schools may also choose to develop their own inductions based on freely available DfE accredited materials or design a programme from scratch based on the ECF itself.

Regardless of the option you take, all state schools offering statutory induction will receive funding to cover the 5% off timetable for ECT in their second year, and for the time mentors will spend with ECT in the second year of induction.