Ambition Institute LogoAmbition Institute’s funded Early Career Teachers programme delivers the government’s Early Career Framework. It offers a tried and tested two-year support package for early career teachers to increase their confidence in teaching effectively, and helps more experienced teachers to become supportive mentors.


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Early Careers Teacher Programme in 90 Seconds

Benefits for Schools

> Attract and retain staff

Provide quality professional development and monitoring for new teachers to consolidate their practice, be satisfied in their roles and stay in the profession, whilst also developing mentor expertise across your school.

> Tried and tested support

Over the last three years over 19,000 teachers and mentors have accessed our Early Career Teachers programme. You can benefit from tried and tested materials which have been improved and developed since Ambition’s involvement in the Education Endowment Foundation pilots in 2019 and the launch of the national rollout of Early Career Teachers in 2021.

> Gain insight

Evidence-based support for early career teachers and their mentors to learn from internationally recognised effective practice from around the world.

> Support new teachers

Let’s work together to give teachers at the start of their career the best possible chance of a long, fulfilling and life-changing career.


Benefits for early career teachers and their mentors

> Tackle challenges

Get support to address typical problems and misconceptions faced by early career teachers.

> Learning flexibly

Access to our market-leading Steplab platform for flexible learning to fit around your schedule.

> Develop your practice

Discover what effective teaching looks like through specific examples. You’ll consider content from the Early Career Framework, including behaviour, instruction, curriculum, assessment and self-regulation.


What does the training include?

For early career teachers, the two-year programme includes:

> A comprehensive orientation webinar to introduce the programme.

> Three day-long conferences covering the most important aspects of the Early Career Framework.

> Weekly, self-directed study using our innovative learning platform, Steplab.

> Termly, hour-long facilitated webinars tackling tricky areas of practice.

> Weekly coaching sessions with mentors (fortnightly in year two).


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