Revealed: Early career teacher trainers selected by DfE

Chosen providers will deliver face-to-face and online training programmes for new teachers and their mentors

Amy Gibbons

Covid catch-up: Six training providers chosen by the DfE will deliver face-to-face and online training programmes for early career teachers and their mentors

The government has revealed the six providers chosen to design and deliver face-to-face and online training for teachers in the first two years of their career.

The organisations, accredited by the Department for Education, will help to train new teachers and their mentors under the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms.

They will deliver training programmes that schools can draw on, funded by the DfE, with providers paid directly "so schools will not face any payment burdens".

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But schools do not have to engage with any of the providers if they do not wish to. Instead, they have the option to design and deliver their own two-year induction programmes based on the ECF.

The six chosen providers are:

Schools minister Nick Gibb said: "Every child needs a great teacher, and every new teacher deserves the best training and effective mentoring at the start of their career. 

"Our reforms to teacher training and the introduction of the Early Career Framework are designed to improve the experience of teachers as they take up their first teaching post.

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"It will provide them with structured support, a dedicated mentor and training based on the best available evidence of what works in the classroom. The six successful training providers announced today will play a pivotal role in delivering these reforms from September.

"After all the disruption to our schools over the past year, investing in our next generation of teachers is vital. These reforms will directly support those who will be educating our children for years to come."

Sir Kevan Collins, the education recovery commissioner, said: "Supporting teachers is core to our long-term recovery plan.

"The Early Career Framework reforms, rolling out nationally from September, will ensure that all early career teachers learn how to apply the best available evidence on effective teaching.

"After a challenging year for trainees, it is now more important than ever that new teachers get the support they need to deliver great teaching and help ensure every pupil is supported to fulfil their potential."

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Amy Gibbons

Amy Gibbons

Amy Gibbons is a reporter at Tes

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