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Croydon local authority offers a professional ‘Appropriate Body’ service that supports the induction of Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in all schools and settings. Our service provides guidance, advice and training relating to the induction process and quality assurance of your ECT provision.
Starting in the teaching profession can be daunting. Our ECT service ensures your teachers are supported from the very beginning of their induction year, through to the final assessment and certification from the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA).
Through the ECT Induction Service we fulfil the statutory role of ‘appropriate body’, quality assuring the Induction ensuring that schools provide quality support for their ECTs, and that their assessment is fair and consistent.
Octavo’s ECT service works in partnership with local schools, MATs and Teaching School Hubs in supporting the Early Career Framework (ECF), enabling ECTs to develop their knowledge and skills with a supportive cohort of peers.
Octavo provides high quality information, guidance and training for induction tutors to support them in their role. We offer an autumn network meeting for ECT mentors to foster peer-to-peer support, shared learning and an opportunity to share their challenges or concerns.
Occasionally, there is the need for follow-up support on issues arising from ECT assessment or observations. Octavo’s specialist ECT consultancy team is available to do this – for example by talking through the options available with the school and ECT.
Croydon local authority offers a professional ‘Appropriate Body’ service that supports the induction of Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in all schools and settings. The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period for all ECTs.
Our service provides guidance, advice and training relating to the induction process and quality assurance of your ECT provision.
What we offerRegistering and monitoring the progress of ECTsReporting the outcomes of the ECT year to the DfEProviding a briefing session for professional mentors, tutors and ECTs in the autumn termChecking new teachers receive statutory entitlements, are fairly and consistently assessed, and receive a programme of support and training based on the ECFQuality assuring schools’ systems for monitoring, supporting and assessing ECTs through visits to a selected sample of schools (typically one third of schools each year)Giving advice where ECTs are at risk of failure and advising on appropriate support packages for the ECTProviding advice and guidance on the induction of ECTs for head teachers/principals, Governors, induction tutors, induction mentors and ECTsProviding access to up-to-date guidance documents
For a quote tailored to your requirements, please contact Octavo.enquiries@Croydon.gov.uk