ECF

Early Career Framework

ECF lead imageEarly Career Framework Programme‌‌

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

Register your interest

If you have any questions then please email us at netsp@ncl.ac.uk or phone us on 01912088455.

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

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.

Why choose NETSP?

  • Knowledge-based: Informed by the latest research into early career teachers’ needs  
  • Drawn from expert theory and practice:  Co-designed by teacher educators, academics and teachers  
  • Learning embedded in practice, not an additional burden: Early career teachers apply new learning in work contexts to improve your own and your pupils' learning  
  • Flexible: School hubs and clusters can follow our proposed sequence or create their own to meet the needs of early career teachers and mentors  
  • Located near you: Available at local school hubs and clusters. Our interactive learning platforms enables early career teachers to reflect and share learning.


How will it be delivered?

 
Professional learning for Early Career Teachers:  

  • A half-day annual conference in your region  
  • 5 modules based on the Teachers’ Standards  
  • Online professional learning hub  
  • Guided self-directed study  
  • In-school mentor support and challenge

 …and for mentors  

  • A half-day annual conference in your region  
  • Online professional learning hub  
  • Guided self-directed study, enabling mentors to deepen their range of strategies

Did you know that the North East region is one of the early roll-out areas, which means you can be part of this exciting, fully-funded programme and help to mould the future for Early Career Teachers?

 
From September 2020, the DfE is funding all teachers joining the workforce, along with their mentors, in the North East, Greater Manchester, and Bradford and Doncaster regions.

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. Please note, the link will take you to the UCL IoE consortium website

Register your interest

If you have any questions then please email us at netsp@ncl.ac.uk or phone us on 0191208845.

DfE Meet the Providers Event

The DfE is hosting four Meet the Provider Events – one in each of the roll-out areas. These will give you the opportunity to see what is on offer and ask directly any specific questions you may have.

To secure your place at the events, please click on the links below:

Tuesday 24th March 2020: Bradford 

Friday 27th March 2020: Doncaster

Tuesday 31st March 2020: the North East

Friday 3rd April 2020: Greater Manchester

If you can’t make it to one of the events in person, you can sign up for a webinar on Wednesday 22nd April. Secure your place for the webinar here.  

 

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