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Newly qualified teachers/early career teachers

From September 2021, statutory induction for new teachers will change as part of the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms.

All Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in England undergoing statutory induction will be entitled to 2 years of high-quality professional development support based on the ECF.

If your school offers statutory induction, you will need to replace your current induction process.

Further information can be found here:

Bedford Borough Council as the Appropriate Body, will updating these pages in the next few months along with documentation. If you have any queries please contact us.

ECT registration September 2021

For ECTs starting in September 2021, please complete the new registration form here and email it to us at

See also the letter to Headteachers / NQT Coordinators regarding new ECT Induction costs (PDF)

ECT Induction forms and handbooks can be requested by emailing


We would be grateful if could take a few minutes to complete this survey about the quality of support you have received so far.

With your help, we hope to improve the experience for future NQTs throughout their induction in Bedford Borough.

NQT/ECT and induction tutor contacts

For NQT and ECT enquiries please contact: