Appropriate Body Services

Wandle Teaching School Hub Appropriate Body Services

Book for our Appropriate Body Service HERE

 

Background

From September 2021, it became a statutory requirement for all schools to offer, and all Early Career Teachers to undertake, a two-year induction based on the ECF. Wandle Teaching School Hub provide a funded provider led service in partnership with UCL. This includes:

  • Two years of funded training for Early Career Teachers
  • Freely available high quality development materials based on the Early Career Framework
  • A dedicated mentor training programme

Appropriate bodies play a key part through their role in teacher induction. As well as ensuring that ECTs receive their statutory entitlements, they ensure that regard is had to the statutory guidance and that ECTs are fairly and consistently assessed. Appropriate bodies also are expected to check that ECTs are receiving a programme of support and training based on the ECF. Independent quality assurance of statutory induction, through the role of the appropriate body, will ensure that schools provide adequate support for their ECTs and it is delivered with fidelity to the Early Careers Framework. In the Wandle Teaching School Hub region, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth, there are three Appropriate Body Service options:

1.       Wandle TSH Appropriate Body

2.       Achieving for Children Appropriate Body

3.       Merton LA Appropriate Body

What do schools need to do?

1.      Choose a route to deliver the statutory induction programme for Early Career Teachers (ECTs)

2.      Choose and sign up to an Appropriate Body Service for statutory assessment and quality assurance

Wandle TS Hub can offer you a complete Appropriate Body Service HERE

Our Appropriate Body 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.
  • report on each school’s fidelity to the EDF to the TRN
  • conduct ECF fidelity checks formally take place at three points over the induction period. (It is expected that the first check is used to verify that an appropriate plan to deliver a programme of support based on the ECF is in place before the start of induction)
  • make the final decision as to whether the ECT has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards, based on the headteacher’s recommendation.

WTSH will provide support to schools by offering:

  • Introductory sessions, training or briefings for induction tutors, mentors and ECTs to make sure they understand their roles and responsibilities.
  • An induction handbook for ECTs, induction tutors, mentors, and headteachers which could provide information on key induction areas such as statutory entitlements.
  • All support and structures for statutory assessment and quality assurance.

WTSH provides Mentor CPD and support through:

  • Mentor clinics targeting induction tutors who are new to the role and need additional support in understanding the assessment process.
  • Network meetings to share practise on ECT observations 
  • Proving feedback on poor quality reports and providing models of outstanding practise.

 

WTSH Appropriate Body Fees for new registrations 2022 - 24

Full Programme – ECF with UCL ( Through Wandle TSHub.)

Total £225 for the two year programme inclusive

  • Full access to WTSH AB services through ECT Manager
  • AB registration of the ECTs on the TRA system
  • Checking and authorising of the 4 Progress reports and the two Full Assessment Reports over the two year Induction Period
  • Additional support and advice for ECTs not meeting the Teacher Induction Standards.
  • Access to the ECT Manager Help desk

Full Programme  - ECT with another National Provider not through WTSHub / UCL

Total  £225 per ECT for the two year programme. + £250 QA fee per year to include one QA visit per year.

  • Full access to WTSH AB services through ECT Manager
  • AB registration of the ECTs on the TRA system
  • Checking and authorising of  the 4 Progress reports and the two Full Assessment  Reports over the two year Induction Period
  • Additional support and advice for ECTs not meeting the Teacher Induction Standards.
  • ECT Manager Help desk
  • QA  - One QA visit each year to meet with ECTs, mentors and Induction Lead.

CORE ECF Programme - £225 per ECT per Year + Annual  Quality Assurance Fee £3000 for the Programme

  • Fidelity Check before the Induction Period by the AB which will include ensuring the materials and sessions are in line with statutory guidance and the ECF framework.
  • Three QA visits per year. These to include observation of facilitated sessions, review of delivery material, interviews with Induction Leads, mentors and ECTs. A written report will be provided to the school following each QA visit. The QA visit will be arranged and timetabled in conjunction with the school.
  • Full access to WTSH AB services through ECT Manager
  • AB registration of the ECTs on the TRA system
  • Checking and authorising of  the 4 Progress reports and the two Full Assessment  Reports over the two year Induction Period
  • Additional support and advice for ECTs not meeting the Teacher Induction Standards.
  • Access to the ECT Manager Help desk

School Led Programme: £225 per ECT  per Year + Annual  Quality Assurance Fee £4000 for the Programme

  • Fidelity Check before the Induction Period by the AB which will include ensuring the materials and sessions are in line with statutory guidance and the ECF framework. Ensure that the ECTs will receive a programme of support  to deliver the ECF framework. Review all submitted documentation to ensure that the programme delivers a sequenced and coherent delivery of the ECF framework and covers the evidence based statements in the ECF
  • Three QA visits per year. These to include observation of facilitated sessions, review of delivery material, interviews with Induction Leads, mentors and ECTs. A written report will be provided to the school following each QA visit. The QA visit will be arranged and timetabled in conjunction with the school.
  • Full access to  WTSH AB services through ECT Manager
  • AB registration of the ECTs on the TRA system
  • Checking and authorising of  the 4 Progress reports and the two Full Assessment Reports over the two year Induction Period
  • Additional support and advice for ECTs not meeting the Teacher Induction Standards.
  • Access to the ECT Manager Help desk