Induction Tutors

The role of Induction Tutor is a new one and though similar roles may have existed in large secondary schools, there are some key differences that it is important for schools to understand.

The Induction Tutor has very different responsibilities to the Mentor, whose role it is to support the training process through a cycle of support and challenge. The Induction Tutor’s role is much more focussed on the assessment of the ECT and ensuring the ECF training is meeting the needs of the ECT.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing or coordinating the induction programme for your ECTs
  • carrying out assessments and regular progress reviews
  • liaising with the Appropriate Body to ensure assessment requirements are fully met

This means an induction tutor should only assign themselves as a Mentor in exceptional circumstances.

If your school needs you to do this, you should:

  • make sure you can take on the full responsibilities of both roles
  • put safeguards in place to separate mentoring from assessment sessions

If you want any advice or guidance about the role of the Induction Tutor in your school, or you are an Induction Tutor in need of some support then please do get in touch with our AB lead, Caroline Chaloner or contact us directly at

We hold regular Induction Tutor drop-ins, so make sure your Induction Tutors are registered to receive our monthly newsletters and mailshots where these events are advertised.

Useful Links  

WEBINAR: Early Career Framework - Induction Tutors 

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