Early Career Teachers Programme

Ambition Institute’s new, funded Early Career Teachers (ECTs) programme delivers the government’s Early Career Framework (ECF). It offers a tried and tested two-year support package for early career teachers to increase their confidence in teaching effectively, and helps experienced educators to become supportive mentors.

  • Read more about the benefits and nature of the programme here

  • Register your school and its early career teacher(s) and mentor(s) by downloading and completing this form, then emailing it to julian-tsh@ndhs.org.uk.

If your school has registered with the Julian Teaching School Hub to deliver Ambition Institute's Full Induction Programme, you can now register for the Induction Coordinator and Mentor Conference on either 6 or 13 July (via Zoom). Details are available on MyAmbition.


Why opt for a Full Induction Programme?

The DfE have made it clear that their preference is for schools to engage with the ECF through the Full Induction Programme (FIP) model. As a Teaching School Hub we fully support this recommendation and recognise the associated benefits for schools.


"To ensure ECTs benefit from the highest quality support and ease the burden and cost for both schools and appropriate bodies, it is recommended that schools choose a Full Induction Programme."

(DfE AB Guidance: Induction and the Early Career Framework)


Why opt for Ambition Institute’s programme?

Ambition Institute colleagues were part of the Expert Advisory Panel that helped develop the Early Career Framework. Their pilot projects, evaluated by the Education Endowment Foundation, give them 3 years’ experience formulating and delivering these reforms in schools. They have expert knowledge, experience, and a highly accessible learning platform for ECTs and mentors to engage with the programme. Their significant evidence-informed resources will support schools, ECTs, and mentors to make the most of this valuable and impactful opportunity.

During AY 2020-21 the Julian Teaching School Hub, then acting as the East Anglian Schools’ Teaching Alliance (EASTA) and working with Norwich Research School, partnered with Ambition Institute to deliver an early rollout of the programme. You can watch a short video about the experiences of those involved in the early rollout of this programme here.

During early rollout, we developed expertise of delivering the programme, whilst finding Ambition Institute to be highly responsive to feedback. As a result we have full confidence in this updated programme from Ambition Institute.


Additional information

  • You can read the slides from our April 2021 briefing for school leaders on the Early Career Framework and related changes to statutory guidance on the induction of early career teachers

  • In response to feedback from schools, we pleased to announce that the initial one-day mentor conference will also be offered in June/July as an online event, allowing schools to get ahead.

  • Read our FAQs covering the Early Career Framework.