Registering ECTs and Mentors
The registration process is simple. The DfE step-by-step guidance can be accessed 🔗here
School Induction Tutors must register their ECTs and Mentors on the 🔗DfE Online Service
Not yet registered with us?
If your school has not yet had an ECT, or is changing Lead Provider to University College London (UCL), you will be prompted with instructions for next steps within the DfE Online Service.
For Schools within the Barnsley and Doncaster region please select our Barnsley and Doncaster Teaching School Hub as your delivery Partner. For schools within Selby and Wakefield and from out of area please select Selby and Wakefield Teaching School Hub as your delivery partner.
Things to note
- Schools already working with UCL do not need to re-register with UCL.
- Schools do not need to re-register ECTs and mentors moving into the second year of their ECF programme.
The DfE Online Service will ask you if you have appointed an appropriate body. If you have chosen Exchange Teaching Hub as your appropriate body we will be listed as Exchange Teaching School Hub (Grange Lane Infant Academy).
For more information about our appropriate body service please follow this link 🔗Appropriate Body – Exchange Teaching Hub
The Early Career Framework programme is freely available for all state-maintained school and academies in England. All state funded schools offering statutory induction will receive additional funding from the DfE to deliver the ECF reforms.
The funding will cover:
- 5% off timetable for early career teachers (ECTs) in year 2 of induction, for induction activities including ECF-based training and mentor sessions.
- a dedicated mentor for each ECT, based on 20 hours of mentoring in year 2 of induction.
|Funding (Year 2)||England (excluding the London area)|
|Rounded cost per ECT||£1200|
|Rounded cost per mentor||£900|
Funding is calculated by taking the average salary of mentors and early career teachers, split by region, and uses the hourly rate to calculate a total funding figure.
This data will be collected through the school workforce census to ensure there is minimal administrative burden for schools. State schools undertaking statutory induction will receive a single payment for their early career teachers and mentors in the summer of the second year of induction.
If a school 🔗uses a training provider, the DfE also funds:
- training delivered to ECTs by the lead provider or delivery partner, paid directly to lead providers.
- training delivered to mentors by the lead provider or delivery partner, paid directly to lead providers.
- 36 hours of mentor time off timetable for training over 2 years, paid directly to schools.
Additional funding for mentor backfill is as follows:
|Mentor’s unit cost|
(Year 1 and 2 time off timetable for training
|England (excluding the London area)|
|36h cost (2 years of training)||£1576.10|
Year 1 funding for ECF-based training
Schools receive their core funding through the 🔗dedicated schools grant (DSG). We calculate this using the 🔗national funding formula (NFF). This funding is primarily based on pupil numbers and characteristics and is allocated by the local authority.
Funding is not ‘earmarked’ for statutory induction. It’s up to headteachers to manage the funding they receive.
Headteachers should use core funding to cover the cost of 10% off timetable for ECTs in year 1 of induction.
Further information regarding how the ECF is funded can be found on the