FAQ & Webinar Recordings

Webinar Recordings

Please click here for the recording of ECTs starting year 1 induction (26 May 2022)

Please click here for the recording of ECTs starting year 2 induction (07 June 2022)

Please click here for the recording of FAQ for Induction Tutors & using the ECT Portal (27 June 2022)

Please click here for the recording of Introduction to ECT Portal (Summer 2021)

Please click here for the recording of Revisiting the Role of the Induction Tutor (Summer 2021)

Please click here for the recording of ECF Induction Tutor Welcome (Best Practice Network – Summer 2021)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact TSH@painsley.staffs.sch.uk if you cannot find the answer to your question here!

I’ve forgotten my login details for the ECT portal. What do I need to do?

Your login will follow the format of first name, surname (lower case, no spaces) and is not your email address.

There is a “Forgot your password” button on the login page to request an automated password reset – please check your junk folder and ensure you enter the details exactly as shown as it is case sensitive.

If you are still experiencing difficulties, please contact the TSH team for further assistance.

 

We have an ECT joining us who will be starting year 2. How do we transfer their information?

Induction Tutors need to register their ECTs and ECMs (mentors) on the DfE Online Service:

https://manage-training-for-early-career-teachers.education.gov.uk/

Best Practice Network will contact your ECTs and ECMs directly to obtain the additional information they need in order to allocate the groups.

If your ECT or ECM is part-time and only in work on certain days of the week, please contact LBU@painsley.staffs.sch.uk as soon as possible so we can try to ensure their ECF sessions fall on their normal work days.

You will need to formally instruct The Golden Thread Teaching School Hub to act as the Appropriate Body for the ECT induction. This can be done by completing the form on this link:

https://www.early-career-teacher.co.uk/registration

 

Our ECT is leaving to work at another school. How do we transfer their information and how is the funding arranged?

You will need to update the DfE and Best Practice Network for the ECF element. The funding arrangements will be picked up via the workforce census.

For the Appropriate Body element, please email tsh@painsley.staffs.sch.uk to inform the team. If they are leaving before the Term 3 First Assessment or Term 6 Final Assessments are due, you will need to complete and submit an Interim Assessment for them. It is the responsibility of the new school to instruct a new Appropriate Body or request the existing one continues.

 

Can the same person act as the Induction Tutor and the mentor (ECM)?

The Induction Tutor is normally a Senior Leader and only in exceptional circumstances (for example, small schools) and with the agreement of the Appropriate Body, the Induction Tutor and Mentor roles can be carried out by the same individual. If you would like to discuss this for your setting, please contact the team directly tsh@painsley.staffs.sch.uk so we can advise on an individual basis.

 

Should the ECM be given time during the working day to carry out meetings with their ECT or are they expected to do this in their own time?

ECT time and mentor funding is allocated for attending professional development through Best Practice Network (ECF lead provider). We would expect mentor meeting to happen during the school day where possible, but recognise that this can not happen on occasions.

 

With regards to the school visit in year 2, can this be at a school within the same MAT?

Yes, it can. We advise that the two visits are approximately for 2 hours each.

 

Do we need to re-register our current ECT who is starting year 2?

If all details remain the same, you do not need to re-register. If there is a change to the ECM, Induction Tutor, Principal etc. please contact tsh@painsley.staffs.sch.uk to request the new details are updated.

 

What are the timetable requirements for an ECT’s PPA and induction time?

In year 1, an ECT must not teach more than 90% of the timetable of the school’s existing teachers on the main pay range and no more than 95% in year 2. This is in addition to the timetable reduction in respect of PPA time that all teachers receive.

 

When will be receive the dates for the ECF sessions?

We hope to have the dates for 2022-2023 available to share with you before the summer holiday but it may be early September before they are fully finalised. ECT and ECM sessions will begin in October 2022 and will be a mixture of online and face-to-face.

If your ECT or ECM is part-time and only in work on certain days of the week, please contact LBU@painsley.staffs.sch.uk as soon as possible so we can try to ensure their ECF sessions fall on their normal work days.

 

When we register our ECT with you for the Appropriate Body, how will you know whether the ECT is in year 1 or year 2?

When we claim the ECT for induction with the Teaching Regulation Agency, we can see from their record whether they have already started an ECT induction and if so, the start date and how many terms have been completed. We can also see if the ECT has QTS status and the date this was obtained.

 

When will our school receive the ECF funding?

Eligible schools receive their core funding for year 1 through the dedicated school grant (DSG).

Funding for year 2 is paid directly to eligible schools in the summer of year 2.

Please click here for more details.