EARLY CAREER TEACHERS
Early Career Teachers at EDA take part in the Early Career Professional Development Programme which is a two year package of structured training provided by Education Development Trust with John Taylor Teaching School Hub. The programme offers teachers time to focus on their development, building on the work done on their ITT.
The programme is structured in to modules that provide rich and relevant examples from practitioners as well as research opportunities. ECTs benefit from accessible online materials as well as face to face and online training. ECTs are supported to learn theory, put the theory in to practice and reflect on personal and professional development.
Year 1 modules:
- Establishing a positive climate for learning.
- How pupils learn: memory and cognition.
- Developing effective classroom practice: teaching and adapting.
- The importance of subject & curriculum knowledge.
- Questioning, assessment and feedback.
- A people profession.
Year 2 Modules:
- Developing a positive climate for learning.
- How pupils learn: making it stick.
- Applying subject & curriculum knowledge.
- Enhancing classroom practice: grouping and tailoring.
- Deepening questioning, assessment and feedback.
- Continuing your professional development
An extremely important aspect of support for ECTs is from their mentors. ECTs meet with their allocated mentor weekly and this meeting allows them to reflect on the progress that they are making in relation to Teacher Standards and Early Career Framework. It is also an opportunity to plan how to address areas for development. In addition to this, various learning walks/ observations will generate evidence and discussion points.