Early Career Framework

The Early Career Framework is a two year Government funded programme, offering a framework and resources to better support newly qualified teachers and their mentors.  The programme was announced as a key element of the Department for Education (DfE) plans to increase retention of early career teachers in the teaching profession.

Early roll-out:   As of September 2020, this two year programme is fully funded by the DfE for schools in the early roll-out areas:  Opportunity North East (ONE) Area, Greater Manchester, and South and West Yorkshire.

The Northern Alliance Teaching School, part of the Cranmer Education Trust,  is committed to supporting schools in preparing for the ECF.

Our SLE’s a providing facilitation for both mentor and ECT online learning communities in Oldham and Tameside as part of the UCL Consortium training package.

Statutory Induction

At the Northern Alliance we are committed to supporting schools, headteachers and new teachers on the journey from ITT, to excellent teaching.

The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement, and considered good practice in all academy chains and free schools.  For the induction of newly qualified teachers in Oldham, the Local Authority are the Appropriate Body and we, The Northern Alliance, are commissioned to provide independent quality assurance of the induction process.  This is to ensure that schools provide quality support for all teachers entering the professions and the assessment process is fair and adequate across all institutions.

What we offer:

  • Collection and monitoring of termly assessment reports.
  • Named contact to give advice and support for vulnerable NQTs.
  • Telephone and email support for all parties involved in the NQT year.
  • Consultancy and expert guidance on the induction framework.
  • Facilitated discussions with vulnerable NQTs and Induction Tutor, and headteachers.
  • Quality assurance visits to ensure schools are meeting the needs of the NQTs.
  • Making the final decisions as to whether or not the NQT’s performance against the Teacher Standards is satisfactory, drawing on the recommendations of head teacher/principle.
  • Notifying the TRA on all decisions

If you are currently in your induction year and you have any concerns about your induction experience you should normally raise these issues with your induction tutor. If this matter is not resolved, then you can contact us via email.

The administrative contact for all NQT matters at Oldham Council is:

St Anne's Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ