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Our learners and staff are our greatest asset. We are deeply committed to recruiting, developing, nurturing and retaining talented and committed colleagues who work towards our vision, Shaping Positive Futures. As such, we are dedicated to the provision of high-quality professional development and support and strive to ensure our focus on investing in our people is at the centre of our culture and practice. We work in partnership with local and national providers to ensure provision of a ‘golden thread’ of professional development for colleagues at all career stages.


School ECT Induction Tutors - David Hilton (Cottingham), Lindsay Lindsay (Croxby), Claire Groak (Hessle and Penshurst), Julia Lovel (Holderness), Sue Issatt (Howden), Victoria White (Keyingham), Gail Rule (Winifred Holtby), Rachel Appleyard (Wolfreton).

‘The quality of teaching is the single most important in-school factor in improving outcomes for pupils – and it is particularly important for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. No one is born a great teacher. Great teachers continuously improve over time, benefitting from the mentoring of expert colleagues and a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching’

DfE, ITT Core Content Framework (2019)

The transition from Initial Teacher Training to Early Career Teacher is exciting and challenging and there has never been a more attractive and rewarding time to join the profession. The September 2021 roll out of the new Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms has made it a statutory requirement for schools inducting new teachers to offer them a two-year package of high-quality professional development. The Consortium Academy Trust has embraced these reforms with enthusiasm, and we are committed to ensuring the ECF fits seamlessly into the support we give to teachers at all career stages.

The Early Career Framework will underpin an entitlement to training and support for Early Career Teachers in developing their practice at the start of their careers. It sets out what early career teachers are entitled ‘to learn about’ and ‘learn how to’, building on the ITT Core Content Framework and drawing on the best available evidence and has been independently reviewed by the Education Endowment Foundation.

During the two-year induction, ECTs receive a package of training and support designed to build the skills and knowledge needed to ensure you feel confident and empowered when working with learners in the classroom.

We are excited to share with you our Trust Core offer for Early Career Teachers. To learn more please click HERE

If you would like to get in touch with us, please contact Angela Murphy at