EEF welcomes Dept for Education’s new Early Career Framework

The EEF has today welcomed the launch of the Department for Education's Early Career Framework, part of its new Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy

This will 'underpin a fully-funded, 2-year package of structured support for all early career teachers linked to the best available research evidence – alongside funded time off-timetable in the second year of teaching and additional support for mentors'.

The EEF will be funding pilots from September 2019 to consider how to effectively train mentors to support early career teachers, which will be followed by further trialling to support national roll-out.

Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the EEF, commented:

The Early Career Framework reforms present an enormous opportunity to support teachers to access and apply the best available evidence at an essential point in their careers. By evaluating the roll-out of the programme, we will learn key lessons to ensure that every new teacher in England gets the support they need and deserve. The Education Endowment Foundation has played – and will continue to play – a key role in ensuring the ECF draws on the best available evidence.