ECT Induction and Support

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Buckinghamshire Council are no longer taking Early Career Teacher Registrations

ECT Registration 2023 – 24

From September 2023: ​

  • Astra Teaching School Hub Appropriate Body will continue to offer Appropriate Body services to all schools in Bucks with ECTs (apart from those awarded QTS by Astra SCITT or are employed at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School) ​
  • Schools will be signposted to Alban Teaching School Hub Appropriate Body who will provide Appropriate Body services for those ECTs awarded QTS by Astra SCITT and those employed at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

​Local authorities (LAs) will withdraw from their Appropriate Body role in two stages: ​

  • September 2023 Buckinghamshire Council will not take on any new ECTs but will continue to provide services for their current Year 1 ECTs going into Year 2 ​
  • September 2024 Buckinghamshire Council will cease operating as an Appropriate Body ​

 All ECTs must be registered with an Appropriate Body in order for induction to be formally recognised by the Teaching Regulation Agency


The following resources can be used for Buckinghamshire Council ECTs:

Lesson Observation Form (PDF Download)

ECT Meeting Record Sheet (PDF Download)

Teacher Standards Evidence Form (PDF Download)

Request to Reduce ECT Induction Policy (PDF Download)

Request to Reduce ECT Induction Form (PDF Download)

Buckinghamshire Council Appropriate Body Handbook (PDF Download)

ECT Induction Information

The following links have updated information for ECT induction:

Early Career Framework (GOV.UK)

Early career framework reforms (GOV.UK)

Induction for Early Career Teachers (GOV.UK)

Reforms to Teacher Development (GOV.UK)

Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice (GOV.UK)

Key Contact
Hazel David

School Engagement Officer

07824 482570

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