Early Career Teachers South West (ECTSW) is a partnership of Teaching Schools from across the South West that focus and specialise in the development and support of NQTs and RQTs.

Our aim is to create a collaborative approach to Early Career support, developing and building on already established high quality ITT. Together we provide early career teachers with structured training to support their development in five core areas:

  • Behaviour management
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment
  • Professional behaviours

Ahead of the launch of the recent strategies and policies from the DfE around Early Career and retention of teachers, ECTSW offer a continuous and progressive career pathway.

During the current situation we are glad we’re still able offer support and CPD to our NQTs and RQTs online, this has proven to be successful for both trainees and trainers and we look forward to continuing online training next year.

Teachers deserve high quality support throughout their careers, particularly in those first years of teaching when the learning curve is steepest. Just as with other esteemed professions like medicine and law, teachers in the first years of their career require high quality, structured support in order to begin the journey towards becoming an expert. During induction, it is essential that early career teachers are able to develop the knowledge, practices and working habits that set them up for a fulfilling and successful career in teaching.
Taken from the DFE Early Career Framework – Jan 19

CPD and Appropriate Body services for Newly Qualified Teachers
Support and CPD for Recently Qualified Teachers

The Primary NQTSW Pedagogy workshop had a variety of discussions throughout, great examples and ideas shared across schools @WALKTHRUs_5


NQTSW held Workshop 3 on Pedagogy this week for Secondary and Primary using @teacherhead videos going into further detail and @WALKTHRUs_5 books #discussions #cpd #onlinetraining

Second half of RQTSW Primary Workshop 2 focusing on spacing & interleaving whilst using @WALKTHRUs_5 resources throughout, thank you Lyn Brimson and Chris Barnett from @VentrusMAT for leading the session.


Retrieval Practice discussions were brilliant, now onto the second half of this workshop focusing on Spacing. #CPD #RQT

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