Ambition Institute to deliver Early Careers Framework in North of England

Oct. 11, 2019

Ambition Institute announced today that it has been selected as a delivery partner for the Department for Education’s Early Career Framework.

Find out more about the Early Career Teachers programme. 

As a delivery partner, Ambition Institute will work on two strands of activity in the early roll out phase of the Framework. 

In the first strand, it will build a curriculum for the Early Career Framework, including a curriculum sequence, study materials and training session outlines. 

In the second strand, it will deliver training to a total of 700 early career teachers and their mentors across Greater Manchester, Bradford, Doncaster and the North East.

Marie Hamer, Executive Director of Learning Design, said:

“We welcome the progress made on the government’s Recruitment and Retention strategy – it’s a bold attempt to join up the different reforms needed to tackle the challenges we face.

“The Early Career Framework and the opportunities it provides to new teachers is a game changer for the sector. Investment in teachers’ development has never been more important, especially for those who are just starting out.

“We're really excited to be part of the team delivering this new entitlement for Early Career Teachers and their mentors. We believe that when teachers keep getting better, it helps them to develop expertise, which in turn supports job satisfaction and better overall well-being. In short, it helps teachers to stay in this great profession for longer.”

Raksha Pattni, School Partnerships Director for the North of England, said:  

“I am delighted that Ambition Institute is going to be part of this important investment in northern schools.

“We know that children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the North do worse at school than their peers elsewhere. This inequality goes beyond parental income and background; one of the key issues is attracting and retaining the best teachers to northern schools. That’s why I’m really proud of our strong partnerships across the North, which support us to work with schools and early career teachers in hard to reach areas.  

“As a graduate school of education, we are uniquely positioned to provide the academic rigour which will help to raise teacher quality, as well as connecting participants to our nationwide network of 5,000 teachers and leaders working in similarly challenging schools. 

“The Early Careers Framework will help to attract more new teachers to schools in the North and support them to keep getting better when they’re in-post. Most importantly, it will multiply the positive impact they can have on pupils in their classrooms - especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.” 

Find out more about the Early Career Teachers programme.