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Leeds Trinity University has collaborated with the Department for Education (DfE)’s main provider, Capita, to offer support to those working towards their Early Career Framework (ECF).

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The ECF, which will become compulsory for early career teachers from September 2021, will provide teachers with a structured two-year package of high-quality professional development.

Designed in close partnership with teachers, headteachers, academics, the Chartered College of Teaching and the Education Endowment Foundation, the ECF underpins what teachers should learn and how to do it based on expert guidance and research.

The new framework is part of the government’s teacher recruitment and retention strategy, which aims to improve the training and development opportunities available to teachers nationwide.

Capita has been accredited by the DfE as a main provider and will be a local delivery partner for schools in the north of England. Leeds Trinity University will partner with Capita to offer teaching and support services, assisting schools, Early Career Teachers and mentors in completing their statutory Early Career Framework training from September 2021.

Catherine Bell, Maths and Secondary PGCE Programme Co-ordinator and Academic Partnership Lead at Leeds Trinity University, said: “I am delighted to confirm that Leeds Trinity University will be partnering with the Department for Education’s main provider Capita. The Early Career Framework reforms are the most significant reforms to teaching in a generation and this new partnership will ensure Leeds Trinity plays an important role in ensuring early career teachers feel confident, in control and excited about their new career.”

A spokesperson at Capita said: “Our partnership is built on shared values and a relentless commitment to deliver evidence-based training, tailored to the unique needs and settings of each school. Capita is delighted to be working with a high calibre network of delivery partners to deliver improved teacher retention rates through the NPQ and ECF. This holistic CPD offering will enable teachers to flourish in their chosen careers and create better educational outcomes for the pupils they teach.”

Recruitment is now live and schools can sign up to receive support from a provider of the Early Career Framework (ECF).

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