Overview of the Appropriate Body Fidelity Checks

Overview of the Appropriate Body Fidelity Checks

Pre-induction checklist
WHAT to check WHY check it (to ensure that…)
The headteacher has provided a suitable post for induction The ECT has appropriate opportunity to complete induction
The headteacher has verified that the award of QTS has been made The ECT meets the requirements to commence induction
The ECT is provided with a named contact (or contacts) within the appropriate body with whom to raise concerns The ECT has appropriate contacts if they need to raise concerns about their induction
The Mentor has the ability and sufficient time to carry out their role The Mentor has sufficient time to facilitate the support they provide ECTs with during induction
The Induction tutor has the ability and sufficient time to carry out their role The Induction tutor has sufficient time to facilitate the support they provide ECTs with during induction
The school is providing a reduced timetable in addition to PPA The ECT has sufficient time to engage with the ECF-based induction programme; this is also a statutory requirement
The headteacher has confirmed the type of ECF-based induction they are providing (see Chapter 4 for further detail) The appropriate body can apply the required level of checks to ensure the ECT has access a high-quality knowledge-based induction

 

 

Pre-induction checks will take place through correspondence with the headteacher and/or induction tutor.

Ongoing quality assurance of induction – appropriate body checklist:
WHAT to check WHY to check it (to ensure that…)
In the first year of induction, the ECT has a reduced timetable of no more than 90% of the timetable of the school’s existing teachers The ECT has sufficient time to engage with the ECF-based induction programme
In the second year of induction, the ECT has a reduced timetable of no more than 95% of the timetable of the school’s existing teachers The ECT has sufficient time to engage with the ECF-based induction programme
An ECTs teaching is observed at regular intervals and has prompt follow up discussion The ECT has fair and effective assessment of their teaching practice, conduct and efficiency against the Teachers’ Standards
An ECT observes experienced teachers The ECT has appropriate opportunity to observe effective teaching practice
The ECT has access to a structured induction programme based on the ECF (see Chapter 4) The ECT has access a high quality knowledge-based induction

 

 

Fidelity checks by the Appropriate Body

Induction type Induction checks required? ECF fidelity checking required?
Full Induction Programme Yes No
Core Induction Programme Yes Yes
School based programme Yes Yes