Induction tutor training and ECT Welcome Sessions – Autumn term 2022

The induction tutor is an integral part of the statutory induction process and training is included in the cost of the Suffolk ECT Induction Service. It is recommended that induction tutors attend training at least every two years. It is a statutory responsibility of the headteacher or principal to ensure each ECT has an appropriately qualified and trained induction tutor (statutory guidance, revised April 2018, paragraph 5.3).

A Welcome Session for ECTs is also included in the cost of Suffolk ECT Induction Service and is an important part of their statutory induction. Induction tutor training and ECT Welcome Sessions impact positively on ECTs and the development of the teaching workforce in Suffolk.

The next dates for both the ECT welcome and training session and the Induction Tutor and ECF mentor training session are now available for next term. These sessions are approx 1.5 hrs long and are online via Microsoft Teams. Please note that the mentor’s role is aligned to the ECF rather than statutory induction. However, should mentors wish to attend the training to gain an understanding of statutory induction and the relationship between the two they will be very welcome. 

Please note that these sessions are available for schools who are registering with either Suffolk Appropriate Body or Unity TSH Appropriate Body.

The dates are:

Induction tutor and ECF mentor training (repeated sessions):

Wednesday 7 September 2022 – 3.45pm

Wednesday 14 September 2022 – 3.45pm

Thursday 22 September 2022 – 3.45pm

Tuesday 27 September 2022 – 3.45pm

ECT welcome and training (repeated sessions):

Tuesday 13 September 2022 – 3.45pm

Tuesday 20 September 2022 – 3.45pm

Wednesday 21 September 2022 – 3.45pm

Wednesday 28 September 2022 – 3.45pm

Places can be booked via the courses page on ECT Manager or by emailing name, school and email address to el.ectenquiries@suffolk.gov.uk.