Early Career Teachers

Are you an Early Career Teacher?

At Queensmead we are committed to supporting and developing your skills as a teacher. We recognise that an outstanding school requires highly effective practitioners and we will fully support you as you begin your teaching journey. We offer a comprehensive two-year induction programme based on the early career framework which is the evidence base that underpins the entitlement
for early-career teachers’ professional development.  It sets out what all early career teachers should learn about, and learn how to do, during the first 2 years of their careers.

Working through our chosen provider: The Ambition Institute we offer high-quality training and structured CPD themes over each half term. In addition, you will receive regular coaching, expert tutorials and short pedagogical summaries to help develop your practice.

Our ECT programme combines a personalised programme of development and support that aims to welcome you to teaching and build your self-confidence. You will be assigned a professional mentor and have the opportunity to observe outstanding teaching to strengthen your teaching capability.

We believe Queensmead is a great place to work and develop. Teachers who joined us as Early Career Teachers have developed their careers and are now Heads of Department, Heads of Year, or Assistant Head Teachers.