Career Pathway: Early Career Teacher (ECT)

  • Join a professional association
  • Keep a reflective CPD log
  • Read TES/EEF/other resources
  • Read educational publications (see staff CPD library in staffroom)
  • Access Chartered College online resources
  • Join Twitter/Follow educational/professional Twitter feeds
  • Record your progress, reflect on it, act on and practise areas to develop from feedback
  • Collate your feedback (lesson visit/ learning walk forms, work scrutiny forms – reflect on these and use them to inform your areas to develop).

Recommended reading:

  • Teach Like a Champion (Doug Lemov)
  • Practice Perfect (Doug Lemov)
  • The Learning Curriculum (Ambition Institute)
  • Teaching Walkthrus (Tom Sherrington)
  • Rosenshine’s Principles in Action (Tom Sherrington)
  • Letter to my NQT Self (Abby Bayford)
  • Statutory induction for ECTs, with support from your induction tutor.
  • Participate in and complete the school New Staff Induction Programme
  • Meet weekly with ECF mentor.
  • Work with a mentor to develop subject/phase-specific expertise.
  • Observe colleagues
  • Work with your mentor on specific foci throughout the year
  • Joint planning with colleagues
  • Moderation/standardisation of work with colleagues
  • Shadow colleagues and middle leaders(e.g. joint feedback/ marking sessions)
  • Support a school event/trip
  • Be part of QA processes
  • Use IRIS etc to film lessons, reflect, and practice
  • Shadow write and develop PoS and relevant Summative Assessments
  • Participate in and complete the ECF with BDAT and Ambition Institute
  • Visits to and observations in other Trust schools
  • Attend moderation sessions
  • Observe teachers/professionals in other Trust schools
  • Access external CPD linked to subject/phase and educational pedagogy
  • Access Teaching School Hub opportunities
  • Access subject and behaviour hub training and materials
  • Research Specialist ECTs
  • Speaker to your line manager about suitable TLR posts if they arise.
  • Book an Annual Career Discussion

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