Commenting as the government announces extra support for new teachers, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said:
“Today’s announcement that government intends to move forward with the Early Career Framework is good news for the profession – this is an essential first step towards securing necessary career-long professional development to help retain teachers and leaders.
“Now, more than ever, newly qualified teachers will be in need of support as they arrive in the classroom. The impact of Covid-19 continues to create extraordinary challenges for new and experienced staff alike.
“We therefore welcome today’s extension of support for new teachers beyond the roll-out areas, and the announcement that ECF materials will be made freely available to all schools supporting NQTs in the autumn.
“NAHT has worked closely with the Department for Education on the development of the Early Career Framework and we believe it has the potential to help new teachers get off to the very best start, and is an important component in creating a compelling proposition for a decades-long professional career.”
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