Appropriate body service for ECTs

Early Career Teacher (ECT)

Appropriate bodies ensure that schools provide appropriate support and challenge to teachers at the start of their teaching career. The appropriate body ensures that your school is aware of, and can meet, the requirements for ECT induction. They monitor the support provided and assessments of progress and performance. This is set out in the statutory guidance.

Harrow Council's appropriate body service 2021 -22

Harrow Council will offer an appropriate body service for 2021-22, which includes the following:

  • online registration, maintain records and assessment reports via NQT Manager (to be renamed ECT Manager for September 2021)
  • validate pre-registration checks and update TRA records for ECTs at the start and end of induction
  • welcome and information event for all Harrow ECTs
  • quality assuring schools’ and settings’ statutory arrangements for supporting, monitoring and assessing ECTs
  • monitoring of progress, quality assurance of assessment reports and induction arrangements for all ECTs
  • technical support from NQT/ECT Manager
  • updated handbooks and advice for induction tutors, mentors and ECTs – all available through Harrow ECT Manager
  • termly network meetings for all induction tutors and coordinators
  • point of contact for queries and concerns for induction tutors, coordinators, mentors and ECTs
  • additional advice and support for ECTs causing concern
  • ECF fidelity checking for schools providing an ECF programme in school

Yearly charges from September 2021

  • £300 ECTs in Year 1 (10% early bird discount if purchased before August 31st 2021)

Purchasing an appropriate body package

Appropriate body packages can be purchased by: