ECT Early Career Framework Training

The receiving of ECF training is an integral part of ECT training from September 2021...

From September 2021, there is an expectation that:


'...ECTs receive a programme of training that enables the ECT to understand and apply the knowledge and skills set out in each of the Early Career Framework (ECF) evidence (‘learn that’) statements and practice (‘learn how to’) statements.

ECF-based training is expected to be embedded as a central aspect of induction; it is not an additional training programme...'

Schools have three options for delivering this training - a Full training programme, a Core training programme or a school-designed training programme.

Schools are free to choose whichever option they believe to best fulfil the needs of their school and ECTs, but Lambeth's recommendation to schools is to (in order of preference):

  • choose the Lambeth Full training programme offered in partnership with the London South Teaching School Hub (LSTSH) - this will be delivered for Lambeth schools in partnership with the Gipsy Hill Federation, Lambeth Training Support Alliance, Lilian Baylis Technology College and the Sharing Excellence Partnership

  • choose an alternative Full training programme in partnership with an alternative Delivery Partner

  • choose to deliver a Core training programme, either individually or in partnership with other Lambeth schools

  • choose to develop and deliver a school-designed training programme