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Initial Teacher Training ECF (ITTECF)

The new Initial Teacher Training and Early Career Framework (ITTECF), published by the DfE on Wednesday 31 January 2024, combines and updates the Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework (CCF) and the Early Career Framework (ECF). It will ensure that all new teachers receive three or more years of training underpinned by the best available evidence.  

This will help ensure high quality teaching and improve pupil outcomes. Combining the two frameworks ensures a more joined-up development journey from initial teacher training into a teacher's first two years in the classroom. 

There is an expectation that initial teacher training and early career training are based around the ITTECF from September 2025 and as a teaching school hub we will be briefing schools as to the changes as we approach this date. 

As a teaching school hub, we are pleased to see a greater focus on supporting pupils with SEND, the expanded statements on supporting younger pupils and more of a focus on children’s mental health. We look forward to encompassing these changes within our delivery of our training for early career teachers. 

The full ITTECF can be found  here, with  further details  here.