Our ECF training offer

Redhill Teaching Hub is partnering with the Education Development Trust (EDT) to deliver the Early Career  Framework for our region.

Our Early Career Framework training supports schools to fulfil the statutory entitlement to a fully funded, 2-year package of structured support for early career teachers, linked to the best available research evidence. By choosing to train your ECTs with us, you will have full access to DfE funding, support and materials and a reliable point of contact throughout.

From September 2021, schools will need to provide new teachers with developmental support and training over 2 years instead of one. There will be additional funding available to support their time out of the classroom in the second year and to provide a dedicated Mentor. Training will also be available to Mentors through EDT.

To view the Education Development Trust programme click here or scroll down to download the brochure.

Funding for the ECF

The Department for Education is funding all training, at no cost to schools.

All funding related to the ECF will come direct to schools as part of their core funding, therefore schools need to carefully register all ECTs on the DfE Portal. See the registration link below.

All state funded schools offering statutory induction will receive additional funding to deliver the Early Career Framework reforms.

The funding will cover:

  • 5% off timetable in the second year of induction for all early career teachers to undertake induction activities including training and mentoring.
  • Funding for Mentors to spend with early career teachers in the second year of induction - this is based on 20 hours of mentoring across the academic year.

More information about funding for the ECF can be found on the GOV.UK website or the EDT website.


Registering your ECT needs to be done at several levels. We would advise you to look carefully at the guidelines provided on this page. If you need any help registering your ECTs, mentors or induction tutors please contact us - we will be happy to help!

Please note the DfE’s ‘Manage training for ECTs’ page is also really useful and provides a step-by-step guide to registering your ECTs.

Please remember we are here to help so if you experience any difficulties in registration or enrolment do pick up the phone and call us for a chat.

ECT Recruitment

ECTs starting from 1st December 2021:

ECTs joining from 1st December 2021 will be included in the January 2022 cohort which will be run directly by the Education Development Trust (EDT). This training will be online and a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning. ECTs will continue to be mentored in-school in the usual way. These ECTs will join the 2nd year cohort in September 2022. There will not be a cohort in March 2022.

Please Note: Any schools new to the Early Career Framework without an ECT already registered on the DfE portal, who have their first ECT starting after December 1st 2021, will need to fill in an expression of interest form for EDT which is available HERE.

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