Early Career Framework

ECF lead imageEarly Career Framework Programme‌‌

NETSP is proud to be developing the Early Career Framework as part of the UCL Early Career Teacher Consortium.  Our programme for Early Career Teachers and their mentors is written by practitioners for practitioners in the region.

Register your interest using the button below and our team will update you with news about the programme and notify you when applications are open. 

NETSP will be a provider for the fully-funded Early Career Framework programme‌, working as part of a strong university-school partnership comprising three world-leading universities (the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), Newcastle University and Manchester Metropolitan University), North East Teaching Schools Partnership, Doncaster Research School by Partners in Learning, and Greetland Academy Trust.

What is the Early Career Framework?

Our programme is:  

  • A two-year, fully DfE-funded Early Career Framework professional development programme for early career teachers and their mentors
  • underpinned by current research and best practice from schools 
  • an opportunity for early career teachers to engage in regular, constructive dialogue with their peers and mentors, face-to-face and online 
  • designed not to add unduly to your workload.

It offers a robust professional learning and development programme for early career teachers in the first two years of their careers.  The blended approach will enable early career teachers to apply new learning in their work contexts, and strengthen their professional identity, knowledge and skills over time. Their situated learning experience, and that of their mentors, is therefore not an ‘add-on’ to their workload. Rather, it is highly relevant and integral to improving the quality and efficiency of their existing teaching commitments.

If you have any questions then please email us at or phone us on 01912088455.

NETSP is a consortium of education providers who work in partnership to deliver the National Professional Qualifications. Our consortium consists of: