Our ECF training offer


What is the Early Career Framework?

The Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins a statutory entitlement to a fully funded, 2-year package of structured support for teachers in their first teaching posts. It sets out what all early career teachers should learn about, and learn how to do, during the first 2 years of their careers. The high-quality, fully funded training is linked to the best available research evidence and delivered online and face to face by the Hub and through the specially designed EDT training portal.

These reforms are a key part of the government’s teacher recruitment and retention strategy, which aims to improve the training and development opportunities available to teachers. An overview of the changes to the induction processes are outlined here: Early Career Framework Overview


About our offer

Our ECF training supports schools to fulfil their statutory entitlement to provide a fully funded, 2-year package of structured support for early career teachers (ECTs), linked to the best available research evidence. By choosing to train your ECTs with us, you will have;

  • Full access to DfE funding.
  • Full access to DfE accredited materials.
  • A reliable point of contact and support throughout via the Hub.

Redhill Teaching Hub partners with the Education Development Trust (EDT)  to deliver the Early Career Framework for our region. To view the Education Development Trust programme click here or scroll down to download the brochure.


The Registration Process

Information on how to register your ECTs and mentors can be found on this page. If you need any help registering your ECTs, mentors or induction tutors please contact us via email or phone - we are happy to help!

The DfE’s ‘Manage training for ECTs’ page  provides information on registering new ECTs/mentors, withdrawing or changing your registration details.



Funding for the ECF

The Department for Education is funding all training, at no cost to schools. From September 2021, schools need to provide all new teachers with developmental support and training over 2 years. All state funded schools offering statutory induction receive additional funding to deliver the ECF. Careful registration on the DfE portal will secure this funding which schools will receive as part of their core funding on completion of the programme. 


The funding covers:

  • 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 carry out training 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.



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No other profession is as important to the fate of the next generation or is as uniquely rewarding as teaching.

- Department for Education

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We would love the opportunity to talk to you about any of our programmes. Please feel free to get in touch for a formal or informal conversation, to find out how we can help you progress in your career.