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The role of ECT Mentors

ECT mentors now have the recognition and support that the role merits. The ECF recognises how integral the role of the mentor is for the development of ECTs and emphasises the need for support and training for them.

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Support staff workload advice
NQTs and Workload

To aid with their continued professional development Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) have slightly different working conditions to other teachers.

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NQT’s time and demands

As an NQT you are a qualified teacher on induction. You will probably be teaching many more face to face hours than you did during your training.

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NQT’s time and working day

When you begin your NQT year, you are taking a big step up in the amount of face to face teaching you are doing, and the level of responsibility you hold.

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Every teacher awarded qualified teacher status is required to complete an induction period. Here's our guide to completing it successfully.


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Starting pay on appointment

This guidance is aimed at new teachers and those returning to teaching service after a break. It explains the basics of the pay structure and gives advice on ensuring you are fairly paid and able to seek the most favourable use of pay discretions.

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Induction checklist

What you should know before you start your induction, the support you should expect during the induction programme, your timetable, raising concerns and professional development.

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