5,000 teachers to receive support through the Early Career Framework in 20/21

23 June 2020

UPDATE: Read the announcement from the DfE here.

The Department for Education has confirmed that the early rollout of the Early Career Framework will go ahead as planned in the North East, Greater Manchester, and Bradford and Doncaster in autumn 2020 for 2,000 teachers.

The Department also announced support for a further 3,000 early career teachers, outside of the early rollout areas, by way of a one-year offer.

We are working with the DfE to provide this vital support to more teachers, through the delivery of a one-year programme in selected areas, as well as the two-year programme in the early rollout areas, both starting from autumn 2020.

Matt Davis, the UK Regional Director at Education Development Trust said,

“With the disruptions to their ITT year, and the new challenges all teachers are facing, NQTs are going to need the support provided by the Early Career Framework more than ever. I am delighted that more teachers will now be able to access this support.

Together, we will increase their confidence in their practice, secure them in their role as a teacher, and better prepare them to support their pupils – particularly those who are disadvantaged, anxious or at risk, and whom we know to be more vulnerable to the social impact of the pandemic.”

We will announce more details on how we will be delivering the one-year expansion programme shortly. To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter at @EdDevTrust_ECF.

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