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BCU supports the new early career framework for teachers

find out more about the Early Career Framework 
at birmingham city university

The framework, which comes into effect from September 2021, aims to develop the confidence of teachers entering the profession through access to government-funded professional development programmes. 

New teachers will now receive development support and training over two years instead of one, as well as funded time out of the classroom to receive support from mentors who will also receive funded training to help them develop their knowledge and coaching skills.

Birmingham City University will be collaborating with Capita and the University of Birmingham to design and deliver a high-quality induction programme for early career teachers across England, taking account of the specific challenges of being a teacher in the West Midlands.

BCU trains around 400 primary and 200 secondary school teachers every year, and has links with more than 900 primary schools and over 200 secondary schools across the Midlands. The University’s involvement in the delivery of this programme is testament to its long and established history of delivering initial teacher training and professional development for teachers.

BCU’s induction programme will use Capita’s technology and education expertise to deliver sessions to early career teachers and mentors via a modern, intuitive learning platform that supports a wide variety of learning experiences. It will track activities and progress, so that any issues can be identified and addressed as soon as they arise.

Capita is a top five supplier to the UK’s education sector and works with thousands of schools across all 151 local authorities. It has used this experience to create a structured programme that features development, support and professional input, all underpinned by the ECF as well as ongoing monitoring and assessment against the government’s Teachers’ Standards. Capita’s tried-and-tested programme is based on a successful early roll-out of the ECF reforms run by the DfE in 2020.

Register your school for the programme now.

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