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Appropriate Body

All schools that offer a statutory induction are required to have an Appropriate Body (AB) for their Early Career Teachers (ECTs). As a Teaching School Hub, we will provide AB services to meet the needs of our county across all phases and settings.

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      Registration is open for 2023/24 ECTs. Appoint your AB now.

    What is an Appropriate Body?

    Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub prodives an Appropriate Body Service for the induction period of Early Career Teachers.

    As of September 2023, the DfE designated Teaching School Hubs as the core organisations to act as Appropriate Bodies for Early Career Teachers. 

    Appropriate bodies support the schools and teachers they work with in a variety of ways and their core functions are central to ensuring that schools provide adequate support to teachers at the start of their teaching career. Appropriate bodies have two key roles:

    • Monitoring of support – appropriate bodies will
      • check that early career teachers are receiving their statutory entitlements, and that regard is had to the statutory guidance.
      • provide ECF fidelity checks, ensuring schools are supported to provide ECTs with an ECF-based induction.
    • Monitoring of assessment – appropriate bodies will make the final decision as to whether the ECT has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards, based on the headteacher’s recommendation.

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        Need some AB support?

        For any questions around our AB service, please email or call 01536 397013 and we will be happy to help.