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Early career teacher induction

Early Career Framework (ECF) services

The ECF framework is a government funded, structured support package of high-quality professional development that is in place to support early career teachers (ECTs) through the first two years of their teaching career. All schools are required to deliver the ECF programme to their new ECTs. The South Yorkshire Teaching Hub's programme provides ECTs with the support to help them improve and build on the skills they have acquired throughout their initial teacher training and support them in the first stages of their teaching career. Schools are required to provide a mentor for their ECTs and also an Induction Coordinator who will be responsible for implementing the ECF for the school.

For more information on the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub's ECF services, please visit  

Appropriate Body (AB) services

All schools that employ early career teachers (ECTs) are legally required to register with an AB. The AB is separate and independent of the Early Career Framework (ECF).

The South Yorkshire Teaching Hub's Appropriate Body service supports schools and teachers in a variety of ways, with the core functions being central to ensuring schools provide adequate support to teachers at the start of their teaching career. An AB has two key roles: monitoring support and monitoring assessment.

For more information on the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub's AB services, please visit