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​Appropriate Body​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Appropriate Bodies' Role: 

Monitoring of support – appropriate bodies will:

- Check that Early Career Teachers are receiving their statutory entitlements, and that regard is had to the statutory guidance.

- Provide ECF fidelity checks, ensuring schools are supported to provide ECTs with an ECF-based induction.

Monitoring of assessment – appropriate bodies will make the final decision as to whether the ECT has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards, based on the headteacher’s recommendation. 

     What we provide to the school:

  • Responsive advice, support and guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable team. 
  • Access to our comprehensive Induction Guidance booklet and other associated resources and documents. 
  • Access to the ECT Manager website, a simple and secure paperless system for ECT registrations, assessments and induction resources. 
  • Quality assurance visits to a sample of schools to provide formative feedback and advice. 
  • Advice and support for schools if an ECT is at risk of not meeting the Teachers’ Standards. 
  • Panel to oversee quality assurance procedures and to agree applications for reduced or extended induction. 
  • Induction data provided as required to the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). 
  • Induction Tutor/Lead update briefings. 
  • Training for Induction Tutors and Induction Leads who are new to the role. 
  • All ECTs registered with us will receive free membership of the Chartered College of Teaching for one year. 
  • Provide regular updates about induction to the Educational Establishment as appropriate.

Registering with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough AB Service:
  1. Register with us

    All ECTs need to be registered with an Appropriate Body to sign off that they have met the Teacher Standards.
    To register new ECTs, please complete our Service Level Agreement and ensure you are registered on our ECT Manager system, which allows you to submit assessments and monitor your ECTs.
    Please ensure you have inputted your ECT's Teacher Reference Number, their full name and date of birth correctly; this will then get sent to the Teacher Regulation Agency to confirm their induction.

  2. Register with the DfE Digital Service

    Register your ECTs and mentors on the DfE Portal. Please list Cambridgeshire and Peterborough AB Service as your Appropriate Body, and ensure your Delivery Partner and Lead Provider are listed correctly.

  3. Register with your ECF Provider

    If you are registering on the DfE Funded route and will be using our Delivery Provider Teach First - please refer to the registration process on our Early Career Framework page. If using your own Delivery Provider due to using accredited material or Design your Own, please ensure you follow up on registration directly with them as needed.