Investing in Early Career Teachers (ECTs) has never been more vital.
Following on from Initial Teacher Training, our Early Career Professional Development Programme offers essential specialist support, to improve practice and build confidence, and resilience, leading to better job satisfaction and retention.
The training is delivered through the Early Career Framework (ECF).
Education Development Trust has been a lead provider ever since the early roll-out of the Early Career Framework. Our programme is funded by the Department for Education with intakes starting in September, January and April.
Developed with schools, our Early Career Framework materials provide a high-quality, evidence-informed blended learning experience for teachers and their mentors.
Each topic includes:
The online platform giving participants access to self-study materials, videos, webinars, podcasts and blogs, and an easy way to select and book training sessions.
We are committed to working with schools to ensure all our programmes are compatible with school life – providing outstanding professional learning, with the realitys
Our Early Career Professional Development Programme is designed in collaboration with schools and our expert partner, Sheffield Hallam University.
Sheffield Hallam University is one of England’s largest providers of initial teacher education and is recognised for excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. Their work is embedded in practice and is delivered by working in partnership, to respond to the needs of educational employers. Everything they do is informed by broad, cutting-edge research by leading academics and expert practitioners, across many related disciplines.
We use evidence-based professional development models, that are proven to be the most effective in improving teacher practice and student outcomes.
A constructive professional relationship, with optimal levels of support and challenge, between an ECT and their mentor, is critical to driving improvements in classroom practice.
We work with in-school mentors, helping them learn new mentoring and coaching techniques, to strengthen essential skills, which they can put into practice throughout their careers.
Specialist training and support, ensures each mentor is confident in their knowledge of the ECF, enabling the ECTs who they work with, to get the very best from the Programme.
Mentors put forward by schools, benefit from a comprehensive programme of development. Regional training sessions are led by expert facilitators in addition to local peer-coaching sessions with a 'buddy' mentor.
We partner with schools which share our values. Our Delivery Partners are selected for their track record of delivering high-quality professional development.
Delivery Partners act as the main point of contact for schools and teachers registered on this programme, providing training events with experienced local facilitators. All materials are adapted to fit the needs of teachers and pupils in their area.
Find out more about our delivery partners, see who's in your area or discover how you could partner with us.
The Department for Education is funding all training, at no cost to schools.
All state funded schools, who offer statutory induction, will receive additional funding to deliver the Early Career Framework reforms.
The funding will cover:
Further information on funding can be found on GOV.UK.
We are currently taking registrations for schools who are interested in our 2023-2024 Early Career Professional Development Programme.
Please choose from the following three options to find the information which is most relevant:
Department for Education (DfE) will be in touch with an invitation to enter new ECT and mentor details for 2023-2024 cohort on the DfE's digital portal. You will need details of each individual for this part of the application.
Please note, there is no need to register with Education Development Trust again, as we have your school details from the previous academic year.
If there is a change in Induction Tutor or main school contact, please use the DfE's digital portal to update DfE with changes / withdrawals to the Induction Tutor who is registered with DfE.
Education Development Trust will then receive updated Induction Tutor information directly from DfE and we will update our records.
If you have participants joining your school, who started the Early Career Professional Development Programme in academic year 2022-2023, please use this form to register. You do not need to register individual participants at this point, the DfE will contact you to collect participant information.
If you would like to talk to a member of the Early Career PDP team, get in touch with us.Contact