3,000 more teachers to be supported through the Early Career Framework
June 23, 2020
The Department for Education has announced that the early roll-out of the much-anticipated Early Career Framework will be launched as planned in the North East, Greater Manchester, Bradford and Doncaster in autumn 2020.
Alongside these areas, the early roll-out will also be extended to up to 3,000 more early career teachers from the autumn, with a focus on schools serving disadvantaged communities.
Marie Hamer, Executive Director of Learning Design and Teaching, said: “The Early Career Framework is a game-changer for the teaching profession, and we need it now more than ever. I’m thrilled that more schools will be able to access it this autumn.
“New teachers’ training has been disrupted by school closures; yet they, like all teachers, will have a critical role to play come September, to help pupils catch up on learning that they’ve missed. This will be particularly important in schools serving disadvantaged pupils, as they have been hardest hit by time out of the classroom.
“The ECF will improve the support and training that schools can offer new teachers. In turn, new teachers will be able to make a real difference for pupils and develop their professional expertise, setting them up for a great career in teaching.
“We’ve already had a fantastic response to our Early Career Teachers programme – we’re poised to work with hundreds of new teachers and their mentors across the North in the autumn. I look forward to working with many more teachers in other areas thanks to this expansion.”