Full Induction Programme

The Arthur Terry TSH, North Birmingham is working with Education Development Trust to deliver the Full Induction Programme which is fully funded for all schools in North Birmingham. Education Development Trust have worked closely with schools and the Sheffield Institute of Education, part of Sheffield Hallam University to develop an evidence-led programme which is based on what really works and how pupils learn.

What will this look like at WHMAT?

Early career teachers will be provided with opportunities to learn the theory, put the theory into practice, and reflect on personal and professional development with the support of their mentor. The programme includes:

  • Self-study activities (accessed through an online platform) which explore the evidence base and prompt personal reflection.
  • Weekly mentoring sessions with a dedicated mentor in school. The mentor sessions use the principles of instructional coaching to support ECTs to learn and reflect as well as identifying targets to move classroom practice forward.
  • Local and regional training sessions delivered by facilitators from the Arthur Terry TSH, North Birmingham.
  • Opportunities to develop relationships with other ECTs working in similar contexts, phases or subject specialisms across North Birmingham.

This Programme is centred around developing the mentor-ECT relationship and also includes a focused learning pathway for mentors.  Specialist training and support will ensure each mentor is confident in their knowledge of the Early Career Framework and develops their mentoring skills so that the early career teachers they work with get the very best from the Programme.