Schools, education and childcare Early career teacher (ECT) induction support

Manchester Local Authority has now ceased to operate as an appropriate body for statutory induction. This decision was made following the Department for Education (DfE) announcing they will be removing the appropriate body role from all local authorities from September 2023. Teaching School Hubs (TSH's) will be the main providers of appropriate body services going forward - please see school broadcast number 1969 for further details.

For induction guidance, please contact the Teaching School Hub you have chosen to work with as your new appropriate body.  If you are an ECT (NQT) and you are not sure who this should be, please speak to your school or college who should be able to advise.

If you are a school or college looking for an appropriate body to work with for the statutory induction of early career teachers (ECTs - formerly NQTs) and/or contact details, visit GOV.UK 

Registering ECTs for Induction and the Early Career Framework (ECF)

Schools and colleges who had ECTs registered with the Manchester Appropriate Body (AB) service during period 2021/2022, will need to register ECTs for the remainder of their induction with your chosen new appropriate body.  This also includes ECTs being employed from September 2022 onwards.

As well as registering directly with an appropriate body for induction, you will need to register your ECTs and Mentors for the Early Career Framework. Your nominated contact at school or college can access the DfE online service to register these details.

Manchester Local Authority Contact

For all historical queries relating to statutory induction, please contact:


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