Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

Induction for Early Career Teachers (March 2021, for September 2021)


Statutory guidance for appropriate bodies, head teachers, school staff and governing bodies. Revised March 2021; to come into force on 1 September 2021

A copy of the full guidance can be accessed here.

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. This means that those involved in managing statutory induction arrangements must have regard to it when carrying out their relevant duties. The guidance covers those settings which are both required to or choose to offer induction to their early career teachers (ECTs). The term ‘early career teacher’ refers to a newly qualified teacher in their first or second year of induction.