Early Career Teachers (ECTs)

North Yorkshire Appropriate Body Services 2022/23

Support for Early Career Teachers and Transitional ECTs 

From September 2022, North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and Pathfinder Teaching School Hub (PTSH) are working in partnership to deliver Appropriate Body services. This collaboration ensures the continuation of high-standards and quality support, as well as creates increased capacity in the system, providing stability for schools and their Early Career Teachers (ECTs) moving forward. Our aim remains that ECTs registered with NYCC and PTSH successfully complete their ECT induction period.

NYCC AB continue to support ECTs and schools as part of the statutory ECT induction delivery process. In partnership with PTSH, we provide Appropriate Body services for schools within the PTSH area, for schools in their cross-border MATs, and across North Yorkshire. Our joint mission is to provide ECTs with the best possible start to their careers.

We ensure that:

  • Schools provide adequate support for ECTs
  • ECT assessment is fair and consistent
  • The Early Career Framework (ECF) is being delivered

Our ECT Support Service

The ECT adviser for NYCC and PTSH deliver comprehensive support through the induction programme including:

  • welcome meetings for all ECTs
  • guidance on the statutory induction process
  • free support and training for Induction Tutors and Mentors
  • updates for Induction Tutors
  • in-school support from the local authority Lead Induction Tutors
  • administration, support, and guidance if required
  • reminders of when each progress review and formal assessment is due

Cost of our ECT Support Service

For 2022/23 the cost of both NYCC and the Pathfinder Teaching School Hub Appropriate Body service is £100 plus VAT per ECT per year, on the PTSH Full Induction Programme (FIP). Please note that Core Induction Programme (CIP) or School-led (SL) visits or fidelity checks may incur additional costs.

Please note: ECTs cannot start induction until an Appropriate Body is in place and Qualified Teacher Status checks have been undertaken by the school or organisation delivering the induction

How to register your ECTs with an Appropriate Body

  • Year 2 ECTS (both part and full time) already registered with NYCC can remain with the AB - there is no need to complete a new ECT registration form.
  • any transitional ECTs will remain with NYCC and are not required to be re-registered
  • Year 1 ECTs who will begin their induction from September 2022 should register with PTSH, Pathfinder will then contact you to discuss next steps - this form can be used to both register for Appropriate Body services and also to confirm enrolment on the Ambition Full Induction Programme
  • for schools outside the PTSH area the Appropriate Body offer remains the same for next year – rolling over Y1 ECTs to Y2 as above and registering Y1 ECTs from September using the normal registration form

Please note: the Teaching Regulation Agency will not backdate ECT induction without prior registration, except in the event of systems error

Changes to an ECT's contract or hours

Please notify NYCC as soon as possible if an ECT’s contract or hours have changed since the last induction period, so that we can calculate revised deadlines. This information is essential for our records and for planning purposes.

Progress reviews and formal assessments

Progress reviews and formal assessments for 2022/23 for full-time ECTs should be submitted within the following windows:

  • Monday 5 December 2022 to Friday 13 January 2023: Progress Review 1 or 4
  • Friday 31 March 2023 to Friday 5 May 2023: Progress Review 2 or 5
  • Friday 7 July 2023 to Friday 21 July 2023: Formal Assessment 3 or 6

The review and assessment periods are normally for one term for full-time ECTs. The commencement date is usually the start of term.

For part-time ECTs schools will be notified of submission dates. However, a termly progress review is required for all ECTs.

When signing up to the NYCC ECT Appropriate Body service schools agree to submit all progress reviews and formal assessments within the submission windows and to do so electronically.

For all NYCC Appropriate Body registered ECTs submit forms by email: Schoolimprovementservice@northyorks.gov.uk

Forms that are submitted electronically, do not need to be sent again by post, unless they cannot be signed with an e-signature.


All schools that have registered ECTs with North Yorkshire as the Appropriate Body will receive reminders about the dates for submission.

The reviews and assessments will be quality assured by the ECT advisor, and any issues and/or concerns will be raised with the school


Concerns about an ECT's performance

You must notify the Appropriate Body as soon as possible if you have any concerns regarding an ECT’s performance. The Appropriate Body will give advice and offer support with a view to ensuring that the ECT meets the Teacher Standards to a satisfactory standard. For further guidance please see the Statutory Guidance or contact NYCC. If an induction extension is required, this must also be agreed with your Appropriate Body adviser Jill Stubbs – Jill.Stubbs@northyorkshire.gov.uk

Data Protection

Please be aware that in line with the DfE ECT Statutory Guidance Download, paragraph 2.70 NYCC AB will release assessment forms to the new school and Appropriate Body in the event of an ECT moving schools mid-induction if required. It is essential that only staff involved in the induction process have access to the documentation

Termination provisions

Although not be recommended, if a school should wish to de-register North Yorkshire as the appropriate body for an ECT already signed up, then a school should contact the AB as soon as possible. The ECT will need to be registered with another Appropriate Body for the induction period to continue. This change will only be able to take place at the end of, and between, completed review and assessment periods and the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA) must also be notified.

Should a school de-register, service charges will not be refunded.

Transitional  ECTs (NQTs)

NQTs who started but did not complete their induction by 31 August 2021 are now known as 'transitional ECTs '. To complete a one-year induction, transitional ECTs must finish by 1 September 2023. Schools should refer to the statutory guidance on NQT inductions starting before 1 September 2021

NYCC AB also provide independent quality assurance for the “Transitional” ECT (NQT) induction process as part of our role as an 'Appropriate Body'.

There are special arrangements in place for ECTs who have started induction before September 2021.

For ECTs who have started, but not completed induction by September 2021, the previous Statutory Guidance is still applicable.

These ECTs have until the end of 2022/23 to complete induction under the 1-year arrangements.


Useful documents for Transitional ECTs

NQT Registration Form - 2020-21

Quality Assurance of Induction Arrangements for NQTs  - September 2021

NQT Induction Stage 1,2 and interim Assessment Form 

NQT Induction Final (Stage 3) Assessment Form - Updated October 2020

Model Policy for the Induction of NQTs - 2021

Frequently Asked Questions 2021

Statutory Induction Guidance 2019

Teachers Standards 2021 Update

Teachers' Standards Information 

Teachers Standards - How should they be used?

Information for Legacy ECTs

ECT Information

Fidelity Check Core Schools

Fast Track Form

Policy for the Induction of ECTs

Delivering World Class Teacher Development

Early Career Teacher Progress Review Template

ECF Fidelity Checking Template Core Induction

ECF Fidelity Checking Template School Based

ECG School Based Induction Programme

ECT Formal Assessment Template

Frequently Asked Questions 2021

How to Register an Early Career Teacher

Statutory Induction Guidance 2021

Teachers Standards 2021 Update

Teachers' Standards Information 

Teachers Standards - How should they be used?