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Appropriate Body

The Julian Teaching School Hub is an Appropriate Body for ECT Induction, based in Norwich. We provide support for and quality assurance of the ECT Induction programme.

Appropriate Bodies independently quality assure statutory induction, ensuring that schools provide adequate support for their ECTs; that their assessment is fair and consistent across all institutions; and that they are receiving a programme of support and training based on the ECF.

If an ECT is not registered with an Appropriate Body, they are unable to begin their induction period. Retrospective registrations are not possible. All ECTs need an ‘upfront’ contract of at least one term in order to be eligible for induction. In accordance with the statutory guidance the post must be suitable for an ECT.  Please contact us for more advice if there is a concern about the suitability of a particular post.



How to Register with us - Julian TSH Appropriate Body

Have you followed the necessary steps in the 'Steps to take if you appoint an ECT' document? Please find this at the bottom of the page. 

The next step for schools wishing to register with us is to complete and submit a Service Level Agreement. Email us at to request a copy.

Once we have received and checked your completed agreement, you will be able to register on our online portal, ECT Manager. This is a paperless system for recording data securely, submitting assessments, accessing resources, raising alerts and managing ECTs during induction. 

When you register on ECT Manager, please ensure that you have:

  • Your ECT’s teacher reference number
  • Their full name and date of birth
  • Full name of their induction tutor
  • Full name of their mentor

Induction can only commence once we have checked that the information you provide matches data already registered nationally: in the busy summer months please be aware that checks may only be possible within the normal working day period.

ECT Induction Handbook 

Every ECT must have a Personalised Induction Programme. The core of the programme is half-termly meetings between the ECT and their induction tutor. The ECT induction process is fully explained in the Handbook and also describes all the elements that must be included in the Induction Programme.  

You can download the Handbook at the bottom of this page.

Guide to Appropriate Body Services 

Supporting you in providing the ECF entitlement to your ECTs

There are three approaches to enable the delivery of an ECF-based induction. Schools can choose:

  • A funded provider-led programme (Full Induction Programme, or FIP)
  • To deliver their own training using DfE-accredited materials and resources (Core Induction Programme, or CIP)
  • To design and deliver their own ECF-based induction (School-based Induction Programme).

It is up to school leaders to choose the approach that best suits the needs of their early career teachers and mentors. In addition to serving as an Appropriate Body, the Julian TSH is a delivery partner of Ambition Institute, delivering the funded FIP.

Please contact us if you wish to register for this high-quality training programme for ECTs and their mentors, which comes at no cost to schools.

Service fees

For the services outlined above the costs are as follows:

ECF route chosen by the school Cost payable to the Appropriate Body per ECT
Full 2-year induction period Partial induction period: 1 year Partial induction period: 1 term
Full Induction Programme (also ECTs on legacy Induction arrangements)


£255 £150

Core Induction Programme

£740 (+£406 for each additional ECT) £588 £483

School-based Induction Programme

£1740 (+£406 for each additional ECT) £1088 £983



If you have any questions regarding our Appropriate Body work, please email us at