Early Careers Framework

Early Careers Framework

We are excited to be part of the early rollout and expansion programme of the Early Years Framework in all of our academies in partnership with Ambition Institute. From September 2020, all our new NQTs are eligible to participate in the programme.

The ECF becomes a statutory requirement in September 2021 when all Early Career Teachers (NQTs and in 2022 RQTs too) are entitled to evidence-based professional development. The content is based on the best educational research from around the world and will ensure all NQTs get a standardised level of CPD. The ECF programme has a clear focus on the benefits of high quality mentoring and instructional coaching, which will also provide additional support to our mentors.

Visit Ambition Institute's website for more information

NQT Appropriate Body

Delta TSA (Rowena Academy) is an Appropriate Body for NQT Induction.  Our Alliance actively supports the professional development of Newly Qualified Teachers with a well-structured and supportive programme that meets the needs of participants and maximises potential for successful completion of the induction period.

Delta TSA organises a programme of professional events for NQTs, Induction Coordinators and Mentors that includes the following:

  • Welcome & Induction
  • Mentor training
  • Bespoke CPD programme

The appointment of an Appropriate body is a statutory requirement for the induction period of Newly Qualified Teachers and an NQT cannot start their induction until their Appropriate Body has been agreed.  As an Appropriate Body, Delta TSA will undertake the necessary verification and administrative processes on your behalf.

All qualified teachers who are employed in a relevant school in England must, by law, have completed an induction period satisfactorily, subject to specified exceptions.  Statutory induction is the bridge between initial teacher training and a career in teaching.  It combines a personalised programme of development, support and professional dialogue, with monitoring and an assessment of performance against the relevant Standards. The programme should support the newly qualified teacher (NQT) in demonstrating that their performance against the relevant standards is satisfactory by the end of the period and equip them with the tools to be an effective and successful teacher.  The decision about whether an NQTs performance against the relevant standards is satisfactory upon completion of induction should take into account the NQTs work context and must be made on the basis of what can reasonably be expected of an NQT by the end of their induction within the framework set out by the standards.  Judgements should reflect the expectation that NQTs have effectively consolidated their initial teacher training and demonstrated their ability to meet the relevant standards consistently over a sustained period in their practice.

The Delta TSA Appropriate Body has been developed by experienced NLEs and SLEs and goes beyond the minimum statutory expectations to ensure the best possible start to the careers of our next generation of teachers.

For details of this year’s programme, please contact the team: NQT@deltatrust.org.uk