Early Career Teacher (ECTs)
We have been approved as a Founding Associate College for the National Institute of Teaching.
This means that we are able to offer the Early Career Framework (ECF) fully funded programme and support Early Career Teachers (ECTs) to continue their journey, following their teaching qualifications.
We are looking to run groups in Sandwell and Worcestershire depending on cohort sizes.
Why should I choose to use Rivers and the NIoT?
At Rivers Teaching Alliance we pride ourselves on our personalised approach, being organised, having clear communication and always striving to provide support in a timely manner.
We have an extremely strong track record of supporting local schools in a range of ways including teacher training and a wide variety of CPD. We receive consistently glowing feedback in all areas and aim to be part of a strong local school-led system. We work with a range of partners including The University of Worcester, GLOW Maths Hub, NATRE and Prince Henry’s Teaching School Hub.
Our decision to work with the NIoT to provide the ECT came from us feeling that our own vision and aims match theirs. Although a new organisation, the following are some of their guiding principles.
- Writing and delivering time-efficient programmes which have been drawn up to meet the needs of busy teachers.
- Contributions from schools in a range of different contexts as well as from teachers and teacher-educators who are specialists in their field.
- The organisation generates their own research into what works best in professional development and then implements findings from this immediately in its own programmes.
Please do contact us if you have any questions or would like a phone conversation to discuss.
Appoint an appropriate body
ECTS will need to choose an appropriate body to check statutory entitlements are received and make sure formal assessments are fair and appropriate.
We would recommend that you choose Prince Henry’s Teaching School Hub in Worcestershire and Haybridge Teaching School Hub in Sandwell.
Once you have signed up as an ECT with us we will pass on your details to Prince Henry’s and Haybridge so that you don’t need to register with them separately.