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

Our last Primary RQT Workshop! Thank you to all our RQTs for taking part in the workshops and sharing your own experiences and ideas. Good luck with your careers 👏🏻

Chris Barnett from @VentrusTSA @VentrusMAT led Primary Workshop 4 around @WALKTHRUs_5 @teacherhead Questioning and Feedback #greatdiscussions #CPD #Walkthru #ECTSW


Thank you to all our RQTs and NQTs for working so hard within your school and bringing those experiences and skills to the workshops. We hope you have a well-deserved break and look forward to seeing you all at the next CPD after Easter.

We held our Primary RQT Workshop 3 based on Meeting pupils’ needs yesterday, it was great to hear so many positives from RQTs who are now back in school! #welldoneeveryone


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

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