Employing an ECT for September 2022 | DfE Portal Opening

What you need to do to prepare

With schools already appointing ECTs, Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub are keen to support you through the process of ECF Full Induction and Appropriate Body registration to make it as simple as possible. We will be launching our registration process in-line with the DfE portal opening with a series of webinars to guide you on your way.

What to do now

Register your school with the Teaching School Hub (that's us). By registering, we can ensure that the right person gets the right information and support needed to onboard. Register your school here

Sign up to our webinar series

Employing an ECT in September 2022 | Tuesday 17th May, 15:45

We will talk you through all you need to know about registering an ECT for the ECF, the Appropriate Body and the DfE portal. Sign up here

New to role as an Induction Tutor? Monday 23rd May, 15:45

Recruiting ECTs for the first time or new to role as an Induction Tutor/ ECF Lead? We will guide you through the programme need to know! Sign up here


For awareness | DfE portal registration

The DfE will be sending an email to schools from the 10th May onwards to update them on changes they have made to their registration portal in preparation for registering new ECTs for a September 2022 start.

 An email will be sent directly to Induction Tutors for schools that have had ECTs at their school this year based on the email address they currently have for the Induction Tutor in the DfE portal, ‘Manage Early Career Teachers’. If you believe that this may been incorrect, please login to make the change and update with urgency.

 With the portal and registration process changing, Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub recommend schools to wait to register their ECTs until after they have received further information via the Employing an ECT webinar on 17th May 2022 for Headteachers and Induction Tutors to help understand what the registration and induction process will look like for next year.

  • All schools should have received the DfE email by the week before May half term.
  • Further information on the registration process will be shared once schools have received the DfE communication. This will include registering for the ECF and AB services.

For schools that have not had an ECT this year, the email will be sent to the ‘Get Information About Schools’ (GIAS) contact email address for the school, we advise schools in this situation to be on the lookout for the email in case it goes to an office@... email address.

 Please do contact the ECF/AB team with any questions of support by emailing ecf@northantstshub.org or call the office on 01536 397013.