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Early Career Teachers (ECTs)


Click here to view our 2020/21 ECT video. This includes advice from our 2021 cohort and gives an idea of what you can expect as an ECT in Hertfordshire.

With an established record of providing support and promoting growth, Hertfordshire is a hub for teachers and a great place to start your career. A competitive network of professional development assistance, alongside outstanding quality of life, draws hundreds of new teachers (ECTs) here every year.

In Hertfordshire the application process is easy. Our comprehensive recruitment website allows you to search and apply for posts, and regular job alerts keep you up to date with opportunities in the area. On accepting a job you can begin your search for accommodation.

Once here, resources for ECTs are vast within the county. Herts for Learning offers a full programme of training courses for ECTs, from building confidence in the classroom to ongoing career development. We hold three-day induction conferences for primary ECTs for managing the pressures of the year, and three-day intensive subject-specific training for secondary ECTs.

Through our ECT Induction Service we provide administrative help to register teachers with the appropriate body, and deal with the maintenance of records during induction. We also give support in cases where an ECT is not meeting their targets, to see where changes can be made and extra support put in place.

Continual guidance and an assurance of high-quality training ensure that Hertfordshire's newest teachers feel supported in their first steps in school.

For more information on the ECT programme contact:

Kate Foulds
ECT Induction
Herts for Learning
Phone: 01438 544472

To find out more about Herts for Learning's ECT Induction support click here

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