Appropriate bodies (ABs) play an important role in the statutory induction of new teachers by providing independent quality assurance, ensuring that schools provide adequate support for their Early Career Teachers (ECTs), and that their assessment is fair and consistent.
The East Manchester Teaching School Hub provides AB services for all schools across the region. The alignment of both our AB service and the Full Induction Programme for ECF delivery is an advantage of partnering with us to support your ECTs.
The East Manchester Teaching School Hub appropriate body service includes:
Appropriate bodies are expected to check that an induction’s design covers the evidence-based statements in the ECF, and that ECTs have received planned elements of the induction. The level of fidelity checking will vary depending on the induction approach a school has chosen:
ECF fidelity checks are expected to take place for those schools which do not opt for the Full Induction Programme at three stages across the induction period. Full details of the role of the AB in fidelity checking can be accessed in the Guidance for Appropriate Bodies.
Cost per Early Career Teacher over 2 years: £360 (pro rata by term if the ECT is not employed for a full year).
Cost of fidelity checking if the ECT school is not using the Full Induction Programme: An additional £1200 per school, based on 3 fidelity checks over the 2 years. The checks are conducted by our AB team, who are senior leaders in schools, trained to quality assure induction. The cost covers the remuneration of £400 per day. Please note that the cost is per school. Trusts may have their own programme, but the QA is of how individual schools put this into effect.
To express your interest in working with East Manchester Teaching School Hub on the AB services, please contact us
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