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

A fantastic launch for our NQTSW CPD programme with our ‘Inspired to Teach’ conference. Thank you Amanda Woodward for your brilliant session on Wellbeing for our 50 NQT teachers.


A fantastic launch for our NQTSW CPD programme with our ‘Inspired to Teach’ conference. Thank you Ross Morrison McGill #@TeacherToolkit for motivating and inspiring our 50 NQT teachers.


Today is your last chance to register for NQTSW Regional Conference held at Uffculme on Friday 27th September 2019.
Lunch will be provided and a chance to network with other NQTs - please email admin@ectsw.org.uk for more information or to book. #cpd #nqtconference

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