Induction Tutor and Mentor Induction Webinars

For further information please visit the ECF page  of the L.E.A.D. Teaching School Hub website:-

To sign up and register an NQT please click the logo below:-

Induction Tutor and Mentor Induction Webinars

For further information please visit the ECF page  of the L.E.A.D. Teaching School Hub website:-

To sign up and register an NQT please click the logo below:-

Our Fully funded ECT Programme

This programme meets the DfE statutory ECT framework and each school must offeran ECT programme of support as of September 2021. L.E.A.D. Equate is working in partnership with Education Development Trust, a DfE
accredited Lead Provider.

Education Development Trust
Overview: the Early Career Framework programme is designed to fit in with the
day-to-day realities of supporting new teachers.
It is structured to help Early Career Teachers integrate theory, practice and feedback.

Year 1
Rooted in research and expertise and backed by a range of tailored resources,
year one of the programme consists of six modules covering the following topics:
• Establishing a positive climate for learning
• How pupils learn: memory and cognition
• Developing effective classroom practice: teaching and adapting
• The importance of subject and curriculum knowledge
• Assessment, feedback and questioning
• A people profession
Totalling 36 hours training and support

Year 2
In year two, teachers will:
• Embedding a positive culture for learning
• How pupils learn: making it stick
• Enhancing classroom practice: grouping and tailoring
• Revisiting the importance of subject and curriculum knowledge
• Deepening assessment, feedback and questioning
• Continuing your professional development
Totalling 20 hours of support and training

Our Mentor Support and Training

As part of this Golden Package we offer mentors:
• A full induction to prepare Induction Tutors for their Appropriate Body role
• Support with the completion of paperwork in line with the Appropriate Body time frames
• Subject/age phase specific support
• One dedicated point of contact with a Teaching School Hub partner

Mentors will receive training to develop skills in:
• Assessing teacher progress
• Providing effective feedback
• Using deliberate practice to accelerate progress
• How to provide further challenge to high-performing Early Career Teachers

Mentors will learn new mentoring and coaching techniques, enabling them to strengthen essential skills that they can use throughout their careers.

Specialist training and support will ensure each mentor is confident in their knowledge of the Early Career Framework and develops their mentoring skills so that the ECTs they work with get the very best from the Programme.

These highly skilled mentors will become the primary source of support and challenge to ECTs. As well as face to-face sessions to develop knowledge and skills in mentoring (aligned to the Mentor Standards), mentors will
also attend regular peer-coaching sessions to discuss progress and challenges with a ‘buddy’ mentor.

Appropriate Body Package

• Registration and monitoring of progress of the ECT as the AB and ECF provider, including reporting
to the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA)
• Making decisions on the outcome of statutory induction for the ECT
• Monitoring of ECT and ECT Mentor engagement on the ECF Programme
• Provision of all paperwork for monitoring, supporting and recording of outcomes
• Timely communication with ECT updates for both the AB and the ECT programme
• Giving advice where ECTs are at risk of failure and advising on appropriate support packages for the ECT
• Providing advice and guidance on the induction of ECTs
• Quality assurance of assessment forms, against the Teachers’ Standards
• Email and telephone support for ECTs, Induction Tutors and Mentors and assistance in planning additional
targeted support and intervention, including onsite visits, when an ECT’s progress is causing concern
• Access to up-to-date guidance documents
• Induction Tutor Training
• ECT Induction session
• A school visit when appropriate
• A dedicated point of contact within the Teaching School Hub for all AB and ECF needs
• Opportunities to build networks

The Chartered College of Teaching



We are really excited to be working with The Chartered College of Teaching, as part of this we can facilitate the process of your ECT becoming a member of The College through a group membership, for more information about what membership can offer, go to



Benefits of membership to the Chartered College of Teaching for ECTs:

  • Engage with high-quality career development and stay up to date with the most up to date and relevant pedagogy and research
  • Connect with a network of like-minded individuals
  • Learn from and support teachers from across the country to develop teaching practice
  • Gain recognition and awarded status for expertise and commitment to the profession
  • Collaborate and showcase expertise on a national platform
  • Be part of a national movement committed to shaping the future and raising the status of the teaching profession

ECTs will get access to:

  • Research Engagement toolkits
  • Professional development resources
  • Support for Early Career teachers
  • Exclusive invites to events and webinars
  • Subscription to termly, peer-reviewed journal “Impact”
  • A printed copy of the annual publication for early career teachers “The Profession”

What People Say...

The model at L.E.A.D. Equate is strong and means that you come with paperwork superbly organised and a strong insight into all of your trainees. (ITT Delivery)...

ITT Feedback

Working with the Literacy Specialist has been a delight – her professionalism, honesty and expertise have been paramount in the success and I really cannot speak highly enough of her! We hope that our working relationship and early reading journey is now established and will...

English Hub Feedback

I’ve left today REALLY inspired!  This has been one of the most useful courses I have actually ever attended- wish we had sent more than one colleague from school!...

Developing the EYFS Writing Journey Training

Thank you so much- this has been one of the best training sessions I have ever attended. I have learnt so much in relation to the Curriculum and it's implementation.  ...

Tracey Leverton

Just wanted to say that our staff members arrived back in school after the spelling training and they were bouncing!!  They were so enthused and excited about what they had heard along with implementing their gap task which had been set and said the course leader was amazing.  I just wanted you to...

Forest Lodge Academy Leicester

I have an aspiring English leader who went to the English professional forum last week and reported back how good it was and how useful it had been on helping develop her thinking with regards to English. Thank you for continuing to make a difference....

Millfield Academy Leicester

Thank L.E.A.D. Equate for your work with our setting. The difference is fantastic!  I can see a difference in staff confidence and in terms of subject knowledge. Your work is always so well considered and focused....

Bishop Alexander Academy

I really think that all the training courses L.E.A.D. Equate have provided have been extremely useful and provided actual hints and tips that I have (successfully) applied to the classroom like behaviour management systems, the resources I choose to use and my classroom environment. The fact that...

Rebecca Taylor, Tealby Primary School

Having L.E.A.D. Equate as my appropriate body has been very beneficial and given me a sense of security knowing that they are always there to support if and when needed. The Twilight sessions are very useful in that they allow you to meet and chat with lots of others who are also in the same situ...

Zoe Halden, Whaplode Primary School