All ECTs must have their induction registered with an Appropriate Body. The Appropriate Body oversees the period of induction, ensuring that statutory entitlements are met. The Appropriate Body reads ECT reports, and formally approves that the ECT has served their period of induction.
You do not have to register with the local authority for these services. The Kent Teaching School Hub can be your appropriate body, alongside overseeing your ECF programme. It is quick and easy to register with us for all of your ECT services.
ECT Appropriate Body Services
The Kent Teaching School Hub provides appropriate body service for any ECT commencing their two year induction. The appropriate body will work with schools throughout the two-year induction, to assess that the ECT has been given their statutory entitlements, and that the ECT has performed suitably against the teaching standards. We will also quality assure that the ECT has been given an induction programme that it rooted in the Early Career Framework (ECF) https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/978358/Early-Career_Framework_April_2021.pdf.
The appropriate body recommends that schools follow a fully funded induction programme for their ECT’s. Find out more about our programme here.
The Kent Teaching School Hub can act as an appropriate body for any teacher who has already begun their induction period, at the point of September 2021. These members of staff will continue their one-year NQT induction, and we can provide appropriate body service for rest of their induction period, working to ensure a smooth transition between appropriate body services.
To sign up for our AB services for 2021 Click Here.
The price of appropriate body services depends on the type of induction your school are providing for early career teachers. Core Induction and School based programmes require thorough fidelity checking, and this is reflected in the price of your service.
- Appropriate body services for schools doing the full induction programme with Kent Teaching School Hub is £100 per ECT per year.
- Appropriate body services for schools doing the full induction programme with another provider is £150 per ECT per year.
- For any NQT completing their induction in the academic year 2021/2022, the cost will be £65 per term.
These are the full costs of our AB Services, and no further costs will be incurred throughout the induction period.
The prices for the core induction programme, and schools-based programme, are still under review. We are working hard to ensure we give the best possible price for this service.
For more information about our AB services, Click Here.