Early Career Framework


September 2021 sees the statutory introduction of the Early Career Framework for all new teachers, regardless of training route.

The ECF gives all Early Career Teachers an entitlement to two years of high-quality training and in-school mentor support.

The LTSA in collaboration with London South Teaching School Hub will provide a fully funded programme in partnership with Teach First offering:

  • Two years of fully funded training for Early Career Teachers
  • A dedicated mentor training programme


The ECF is a training programme, not an assessment programme, but all NQTs are still required to undertake Induction.

The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period and an NQT cannot start their induction until their Appropriate Body has been agreed.

To see Framework click link : 

For more information on the Lambeth Appropriate Body  and to register: