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Beyond teacher training: Developing early career teachers

We are delighted to announce our successful bid to support the early roll-out of the Department for Education’s Early Career Framework.

The programme will support early career teachers in the North-East, Bradford and Doncaster, and Greater Manchester as part of the £42 million Teacher Development Premium. This early roll-out phase will help to build evidence to support the national roll-out of the Early Career framework from September 2021.

“We know that the learning curve for teachers is steepest in the early years of their careers, and that high-quality teaching is the biggest in-school factor in raising the attainment of children” comments Matt Davis, UK Director at Education Development Trust. “The Early Career Framework offers a really comprehensive roadmap of the knowledge and competences which will make novice teachers more effective in the classroom. With our support, mentors in their schools will help to develop new teachers’ expertise and make a positive difference to their competence, confidence and motivation at this crucial stage in their careers.”

Education Development Trust’s Accelerate programme, which launched in 2018, is already offering specialist CPD for early career teachers. We are pleased to be able to develop this promising model further, working with one of the biggest providers of teacher education in the UK, Sheffield Hallam University, along with a range of other partners and school groups such as Star Academies and Focus-Trust. 

Dr Emily Perry, of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University, said. 'At Sheffield Hallam we are committed to improving the educational outcomes of young people through our work with teachers throughout their careers. The Early Career Framework is a key driver in supporting beginning teachers as they establish their professional lives. We are delighted to be collaborating with Education Development Trust and other partners in this programme.'

The programme will be open to teachers beginning their careers in September 2020 and further information will be available over the coming months.