Our Programme

We are delighted to work with UCL to deliver the Early Career Framework. UCL were part of the Early Roll Out for pilot areas and now deliver the National Roll Out which commenced in September 2021.

Feedback from participants demonstrated that UCL’s content and approach to the ECF is strongly approved by ECTs, Mentors and Induction Tutors.

UCL’s ECF programme is a fusion of university and school-based expertise working in partnership to create and implement a programme which is

  • Knowledge and evidence-based: Informed by a deep understanding of the development needs of ECTs and Mentors.
  • Drawn from expert theory and current practice: Co-designed by teachers and school leaders, teacher educators and academics with rich experience of translating evidence into practice.
  • Inquiry-based spiral learning: The understanding of key themes is established in Year 1, which then extended and deepened through three practice-based inquiries in Year 2.
  • Embedded in practice: The applied learning complements practice rather than being a ‘bolt on’ that would add to workload.
  • Regional: Our Delivery Partners give a local flavour to each region, using delivery that meets the needs of schools in their region.
  • Flexible: Delivery Partners can follow our proposed sequence or create their own to meet the needs of ECTs and Mentors.

ECF Curriculum Map

The ECF curriculum map outlines the two year journey for ECTs.

Year 1

In Year 1, our ECTs build and apply their knowledge with our first five modules. Each module consists of self-study, mentor meetings, training sessions and online learning community sessions. Because we recognise that our ECTs bring a wealth of knowledge from ITE, we have provided an audit at the start of every module to help them personalise their route.

Year 2

In Year 2 our ECTs deepen their knowledge through a spiral curriculum. They revisit previous content, this time personalising and extending their learning by co-creating their own questions to investigate. We call this a practitioner inquiry approach.

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East Manchester Teaching School Hub is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

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