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The Early Career Framework

The Early Career Framework (ECF) is a two-year training and support entitlement for newly qualified teachers and their in-school mentors, funded by the Department for Education (DfE). From September 2021, all early career teachers, no matter how they initially trained, will be expected to complete it. This two-year programme will replace the current one-year induction, giving extended support to teachers at this critical time in their career. The training starts during a teacher’s NQT year and continues the following year.

Aldridge Education will be partnering with Teach First to deliver the Early Career Framework to schools across the country. By choosing to partner with us, you will gain access to a fully-funded course of study for both your Early Career Teachers and their mentors. Teach First's school-led programme, developed with schools, for schools, was created by expert teacher educators. It will be delivered by Aldridge Education's high-quality CPD facilitation team who have experience of delivering training across a diverse range of communities and educational phases. Your Early Career Teachers and their mentors will benefit from a face-to-face launch conference, flexible online content, and ECF seminars which will enhance the experience in their first year of induction.

For more information on the programme, download the Aldridge Education ECF brochure below. 

If you would like to find out more, or express your interest in our ECF offer, please contact We will be in touch with a link to an information webinar (flexible to watch in your own time) and the opportunity to arrange a follow-up discussion with our ECF team.

Alternatively please fill out the form below:

Expression of Interest

“If we are to recruit and retain highly effective and committed teachers to meet the needs of our young people, investment in consistent, high-quality professional development is vital.” 

Brendan Tapping, CEO, Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

“I joined Aldridge Education as an NQT and, as a result of fantastic support, professional development opportunities and excellent coaching I have now progressed to Assistant Principal. The coaching I have and continue to receive has enabled me to get better faster, provide a quality education to the students in my care and provide career progression.”

Tiff Cole, Head of Humanities and Assistant Principal, Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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