A version of EBE’s Great Teaching Toolkit is to form a core part of the National Institute of Teaching’s ECF offering.
As of September 2023, Early Career Teachers training with the National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) on their Early Career Framework programme will have access to a version of the Great Teaching Toolkit CPD package, with functionality specifically designed to support ECTs, their mentors and their school leads.
ECTs on the programme will have access to the highest-quality resources from both the NIoT and the EBE teams, as well as the teacher development tools, feedback and courses within the Great Teaching Toolkit (GTT).
Specific to the partnership, mentors and school leads will also be able to access versions of the GTT’s development cycles tailored to their roles, allowing them to support, monitor and guide their mentees through their professional development at the very start of their classroom careers.
EBE’s Managing Director, Jack Deverson, commented:
Teachers have an intimate understanding of how challenging it can be to support our students to develop their knowledge and skills, and in teacher development, we face many of those similar challenges. We know that CPD is a long-term commitment, and we also know that improving the quality of teaching in every classroom is the single biggest thing we can do to improve the chances and outcomes of learners around the world. As such, we’re delighted to be able to work with the National Institute of Teaching, their ECTs and mentors, and we are excited to be able to support the professional development of the next generation of Great Teachers.”
And Katy Micklewright, Head of ECF Faculty at the National Institute of Teaching, said:
One of the benefits of coming later into the ECF space is that you can learn from what’s working and what needs to be improved. It’s clear that now, more than ever, new teachers and their mentors need lean, clean systems that make their programme run smoothly.
That’s why we’re so proud to be partnering with EBE to develop our ECF programme platform. We were drawn to the Great Teaching Toolkit because of our shared aims – to allow ECTs and mentors access to the most up-to-date, research-driven professional development when they need it most.
On working together, we’ve been able to develop a bespoke offering that makes life easier for participants, reducing the admin burden and giving a high-quality user experience.
We know that having access to the best support at this time in a teacher’s careers can make all the difference; we want to make certain that every colleague on our programme gets exactly that. That’s what this partnership enables us to offer.”