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.

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

Secondary RQT Workshop 3 - meeting pupils' needs was another successful online training. different RQTs networking, learning and sharing ideas. Great to see everybody!


Primary RQT Workshop 3 - meeting pupils' needs was a great success! with a @VentrusMAT group of RQTs sharing ideas and exploring new approaches. great to see and hear everyone!


SEND and Curriculum CPD for NQTs has successfully finished online, we are so proud of our team and the NQTs for still completing this and having stimulating discussions #NQTs #onlineCPD #workingtogether


This afternoon at our Primary RQT Programme - Workshop 2 Ensuring good progress.
Great to see everyone working as a team and discussing topics like top tips in memory and execution.


NQT Induction Tutor training on 27 February - this session has been postponed. We will advise once a new date has been arranged.

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