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Appropriate Body

All ECTs need to be registered with an Appropriate Body to sign off they have met the Teacher Standards.

ABs have 2 clear roles:

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. 


The Hub is working in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council to deliver Appropriate Body services:

Cambridgeshire County Council:


Peterborough City Council:


For further details please see the Early Career Framework page