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School administrative support for ECT induction

The Statutory Guidance: Induction for early career teachers, England (from September 2023) sets out the different roles and responsibilities required for ECT induction. Several of the roles assigned to the Head teacher/principal may be delegated to a member of admin or HR staff. These might include: 

  • check that the ECT has been awarded QTS; 

  • maintain and retain accurate records of employment that will count towards the induction period; 

  • retain all relevant documentation/evidence/forms on file for six years. 

  • obtain interim assessments, any formal assessment and progress reviews from the ECT’s previous post; 

  • notify the appropriate body as soon as absences, within each year of induction, total 30 days or more. 

We are here to support anyone in schools who has a query about ECT induction – please encourage staff to contact us if they are carrying out these delegated duties and require assistance.