Appropriate Body Services for ECT Induction

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ECT Induction

If employing an ECT and registering them for Induction, please familiarise yourself with the Statutory Induction Guidance.

All schools employing ECTs must register them with an Appropriate Body (AB). 

The Appropriate Body will provide independent quality assurance of the ECT's two-year induction, and this will include that the ECT is receiving a programme of support and training based on the ECF.

Central London Teaching School Hub runs an Appropriate Body service and we use ECT manager to administer this service.

If you are a new school wishing to use our service, please contact

Registration guidance can be found here, but please contact us before proceeding so we are aware that you would like to register.

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What we offer

We are an accredited provider of ITT and have excellent knowledge of the Early Career Teacher journey. We are leading the delivery and implementation of the ECF and can provide timely, specialist advice and support. We also offer a fixed cost with no hidden extras.

What's included:

  • Registration and monitoring the progress of ECT as the AB and ECT provider including reporting to the Teacher Regulation Agency
  • Timely communication with ECT updates for both the AB services
  • Making decisions on the outcome of statutory induction for ECT
  • Monitoring of ECT and ECT Mentor engagement on the ECT programme*
  • Giving advice where ECTs are at risk of failure and advising on appropriate support packages for the ECT
  • Providing advice and guidance on the induction of ECTs
  • Quality assurance of assessment forms, against the Teacher Standards
  • Phone/email support for ECT Induction Tutors
  • Access to up-to-date guidance documents
  • Training and support for Induction Tutors
  • A school visit when appropriate (a maximum of 2 half - days of support is included in the standard offer)
  • A dedicated point of contact within the Teaching School Hub for all AB and ECT needs

*This only applies if the Early Career Teacher is signed-up to our FIP ECF programme

Appropriate Body Full Induction Programme Offer: £200 per year per Early Career Teacher.

Please note our costs may be revised for the academic year 2023-2024. 

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Appropriate Body Service Materials and Support

Support Videos

Please select the link below to watch our AB support videos depending on your role:

Progress Review Support:

Support Plan Documentation:


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