Induction at a glance

  • All qualified teachers who are employed in a relevant school in England must, by law, complete an induction period of two years (prior to September 2021 the induction period was one year).
  • Statutory induction is the bridge between initial teacher training and teaching career.
  • ECTs are entitled to systematic professional and personal support which include support from a dedicated mentor, observation of ECT’s teaching, protected 10% ECT time for professional development, observing experienced teachers, frequent review of progress and assessment against Teachers Standards.
  • ECTs must complete an induction period satisfactorily as there is no repeat.
  • Early Career Framework
  • Appropriate Bodies Guidance: Induction and the Early Career Framework
  • Early Career Framework reforms: Overview updated 7 June 2021

Support available for ECT induction

  • Coventry Local Authority acts as the Appropriate Body (AB) and monitors and supports the ECT induction process. The quality assurance of statutory induction, through the role of the appropriate body (AB), is important both for ensuring that schools provide adequate support for their ECTs, and that their assessment is fair and consistent across all institutions.
  • Cathy Openshaw (ECT Induction Lead) is the named person at the appropriate body. Cathy provides support to schools on ECT induction statutory requirements and procedures, assessments and conducts the quality assurance of induction.

Charges for Appropriate Body role (for all maintained, Academies & Free Schools)

Coventry appropriate body services will continue to use NQT/ECT Manager. These charges cover the cost of registration and monitoring of assessment for this academic year are:

  • £225 for a full time ECT for a 2-year induction
  • £112 for a full time ECT for 1-year induction
  • Fidelity check Prices: Please contact Cathy Openshaw (contact details below

If you have any queries regarding registration or SLA, please contact ECT admin,

NQT induction lead - Cathy Openshaw

Address: Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 7022

NQT admin

Address: Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 6435

Helen Masefield

PO Box 15 Council House Earl Street Coventry CV1 5RR

Telephone: 024 7697 7762