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Register for the Appropriate Body service


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.

The AB registration is one part of three steps of your ECTs registration.

What you need to do

Formal ECT registration is completed via ECT Manager, our online ECT management system for the statutory induction process.

New to NTSH’s Appropriate Body service?
  1. You will need to register your school’s Induction Lead on ECT Manager:
  2. The nominated coordinator can then login to register the ECTS here: here.
Previously registered?

If you have previously accessed NTSH's AB service you can login here to register your ECTs.

Pricing for 2023/24

Route 1 | Using a training provider to deliver ECF-based training (provider-led programme)

This is the DfE's preferred route: 97% of schools nationally choose the Early Career Framework route with a National Provider e.g. Teach First.

  • Cost per year: £200 per ECT

We provide this with our 'Outstanding' ECF Provider, Teach First.

Route 2 | Using DfE-accredited materials to deliver ECF-based training

Schools can draw on the content of the high-quality professional 
development materials accredited by the DfE to deliver their own ECT and mentor support.

  • Cost per year: £200, per ECT plus £800 per school for Quality Assurance

Route 3 | Designing and delivering your own training programme based on the ECF

Schools can design and deliver their own induction programme, 
based on the early career framework.

  • Cost per year: £200, per ECT plus £800 per school for Quality Assurance

If you haven’t already registered your ECT for the ECF programme, find out more here

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