Appropriate Body for Early Career Teachers

Appropriate Body for Early Career Teachers in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Council are no longer taking Early Career Teacher Registrations

ECT Registration 2023 – 24

Please be aware that, as a Local Authority we are no longer able to take any ECT registrations from September 2024.

If you need to register your ECT you must contact Astra Teaching School Hub or Alban Teaching School Hub

For any queries please contact or 07824 482570

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



Progress Review and Formal Assessment Deadline Dates (2023/2024):

  • Progress Review 1st December 2023
  • Progress Review 14th March 2024
  • Formal Assessment 28th June 2024


Visit the Astra/Buckinghamshire Council Appropriate Body Newsletters

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