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

Looking forward to Workshop 1 tomorrow for Primary and Secondary RQT's

We have sent the information out to all attendees but if you have any questions please email admin@ectsw.org.uk

….We have experienced SLE's leading the workshops and are covering key areas in education, if you are interested or want further information please email admin@ectsw.org.uk


You can book individual workshops for Primary and Secondary Recently Qualified Teachers CPD, you don't have to be in your 2nd year of teaching for this to relate to you, you can have further years experience and still find this useful...


"A really helpful conference for RQT's, I'm already interested to see what the next sessions have to offer!" - we're still taking bookings for the RQTSW workshops, please email admin@ectsw.org.uk for further information

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