Appropriate Body (AB)

Shropshire and Telford Education Partnership STEP

Appropriate Body (AB)

Shropshire & Telford Education Partnership’s appropriate body services is led by The Salop Teaching Partnership at The Priory School, Shrewsbury.  We have a dedicated AB team which can provide services for schools who’s NQTs have already started induction under the 2018 regulations but also a range of services within the Early Career Framework and the new 2021 Early Career Teacher Framework.

Whichever route our schools choose they will receive high quality, personalised and responsive support.  All schools will have free access to the online NQT Portal so that you can easily submit assessments online, record mentor meetings and write action plans.  A paper format for all records is also available.

Please click here to download the APPOINTMENT OF NEWLY QUALIFIED TEACHER NQT REGISTRATION FORM 2021/2022

Please click here to view the Appropriate Body Service Level Agreement  2021/22

Appropriate Body Options and costings:

ECF Option

Cost per ECF 

Level of support and service

FIP (Full Induction Programme)

£150 per year

·   AB will be register ECTs onto the TRA system, report completion of interim reports and completion of ECF induction period.

·  This tier includes telephone/email support for schools in registering and completing the appropriate body forms, then quality assurance of these forms. STEP will act as the appropriate body for your NQT. A personal telephone call to all NQTs and Induction Tutors by a dedicated NQT support tutor to check progress and offer assurance as the AB.

·  If the school is following the Hub’s ECF FIP programme we will provide updates to the school if the mentor or ECT falls behind with completion of the ECF.

 

Core Induction Programme (CIP)

£425

To include FIP:

£150 standard support charge per year .   

Plus:

half day check at SLE rate: £175

Desktop check of programme: £100

•   AB conducts Fidelity check prior to the start of the induction period (Schools to provide detailed breakdown of the programme for years 1 and 2 showing how the ECF statements are sequenced for the induction period).

•   Checks to include the materials and sessions are in line with the statutory guidance for induction and meet the ECF standards for both mentors and ECTs

•   AB will register ECTs onto the TRA system.

•   Ensure ECTs fairly and regularly assessed through collection of monitoring reports and formal assessment points at the end of year 1 and 2 of induction.

•  Provide further support for ECT’s who are not target to meet the Induction Standards by the end of year 1 and 2.

In School Programme (DIY)

£950

To include FIP: £150 standard support charge per year

Plus:

Two day check at SLE rate: £700 during the year

Desktop check of programme: £100

•  AB conducts Fidelity check prior to the start of the induction period. Assuring new teachers receive a programme of support and training based on the ECF by checking that the induction’s design covers the evidence-based statements in the ECF and that ECTs have received planned elements of the induction.

•   Checks to include the materials and sessions are in line with the statutory guidance for induction and meet the ECF standards.

•   AB will be register ECT’s onto the TRA system.

•   Ensure ECTs fairly and regularly assessed through collection of monitoring reports and formal assessment points at the end of year 1 and 2 of induction.

•  Schools to provide detailed breakdown of the programme for years 1 and 2 showing how the ECF statements are sequenced for the induction period

ABs will be expected to check in a greater level of detail where schools have opted to design their own school based programme due to the greater risk that a school based induction could diverge from the ECF when DfE accredited materials are not used as the basis for an induction programme. ‘DfE April 2021’

Observations of trainees – NOTE: this is not included in the above fees

For those wishing to purchase additional observations of their trainee these will be charged at £50 per hour with a standard flat fee of £150 (two hours) for one observation. 

These will provide the employing school with additional verification of its own internal

Where an NQT may be experiencing difficulties.

               

 

Provide additional external support (AB lead, Subject specialist or SLE Support)where this is required at £50 per hour visit for schools within Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. For any NQTs outside of this area please contact the AB for costs.

•             Support action planning and target setting with NQT Co-ordinator or Induction Tutor at a small additional charge £50 per action plan drawn up collaboratively.

•             Convene case conference meetings with school/Professional Associations, HR etc as relevant and support these as per the visit rates above.

•             Validate school’s judgement of progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards

 

 The NQT Route (for those who have already started induction under 2018 regs)

In discharging this role the Appropriate Body will:

  • Act as the Appropriate Body;
  • Register each NQT with the TRA
  • Track, monitor and confirm induction status at the end of the induction period, process relevant paperwork including regular statutory assessment reports and keep the TRA informed as required;
  • Provide on-line forms for easy use by schools, with free support to help schools to use the NQT portal © (accessed securely via the Teaching School website).  Schools can still opt for paper versions if they wish to;
  • Provide each Headteacher/Principal or Induction Tutor and NQT with an Induction Handbook;
  • Respond to requests from schools for information, advice and guidance;
  • Keep schools updated on induction arrangements via e-shots and the STEP Hub and Salop Teaching Partnership websites and provide signposting to DfE core Early Career Framework materials and appropriate CPD;
  • Assess requests to reduce / increase the length of the induction period including QA and validation of progress against The Teachers’ Standards.

Tier 1 Support: £150 per NQT.

STEP will act as the appropriate body for your NQT. A dedicated NQT support tutor to check progress and offer assurance as the AB

Tier 2 Support: £300 per NQT.With the addition of 1 observation from a subject specialist or SLE. Two hour visit to school £300 per NQT.

 If your NQT is part time please be aware it may take longer than a year for them to complete.

Contact Details:

Sandra Cooper, STEP Hub Manager - sc@tpstrust.co.uk

Ruth Shaw, ECF/AB Strategic lead - rcs@tpstrust.co.uk

 

 

 

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