Early Career Framework

Early Career Framework Programme‌

The Early Career Framework (ECF) programme offers a robust professional learning and development programme for early career teachers and their mentors.

Early Career Framework:

Support and Mentoring for Early Career Teachers

Our programme is underpinned by current research and best practice from schools.

Learning will be organised in ways that enable early career teachers to engage in regular, constructive dialogues with their peers and mentors, 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.

The Consortium

The Consortium is 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.

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

Registrations for Autumn 2020

We welcome registrations in the Early Career Framework programme for schools in three regions:

  • The North East
  • Greater Manchester
  • Bradford and Doncaster.


All teachers joining the workforce in the above regions from September 2020, along with their mentors, are eligible to participate.

Next Steps


The programme is free to schools in the North East, Greater Manchester, and Bradford and Doncaster regions.