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Appropriate Body Services

​All schools that offer a statutory induction are required to have an Appropriate Body (AB) for their Early Career Teachers (ECTs). ABs play a key role in statutory teacher induction.

​From September 2021, as well as ensuring that ECTs receive their statutory entitlements, they will ensure that regard is had to the statutory guidance and that ECTs are fairly and consistently assessed. ABs will also be expected to check that ECTs are receiving a programme of support and training based on the ECF.