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Glossary of key terms

The most important key terms that you might encounter in your preparation for the Early Career Framework are outlined below. ECF Early Career Framework: a framework published by the DfE …

Early Career Framework (ECF) Options

In this section we consider how to choose the right Early Career Framework (ECF) programme for your school. Explore Your ECF Options During the explore stage of implementation, you should …

Implementation of ECF in Schools

In order to get the maximum chance of success for an intervention, careful attention needs to be paid to implementation. In this article Becky Taylor introduces some key implementation issues …

Which skills do mentors need?

What are the key responsibilities, qualities, skills and experiences of expert mentors? In this article we share our perspective on mentoring expertise. These key mentoring responsibilities, qualities, skills and experience …

Further resources

If you are interested in reading more about models of mentoring, we recommend resources provided by NASBTT and CollectivED. See the links below for further information.

How do monitoring and reviewing work in ECF?

Implementation doesn’t stop once the ECF is underway in your school. In order for implementation to be successful, it is vitally important to keep track of the process. This should …

Introduction to Week 2

In the first week of the course we looked at perspectives on teacher expertise and teacher learning. In this second week of the course, we will be looking at implementing …

Summary of Week 1

You have now completed Week 1 of this course. Well done! In this first week of the course you have considered perspectives on teacher expertise and teacher learning from research, …