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Collaboration at the heart of developing and supporting early career teachers

Written by: Marie Carrick and Megan Hall
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Marie Carrick, Haberdashers’ Boys’ School, UK Megan Hall, Haberdashers’ Girls’ School, UK Introduction The introduction of the Early Career Framework (ECF; DfE, 2019a) in September 2021 provided the opportunity to deliver a joint training programme to nine beginning teachers (ITT, ECT and unqualified) from the school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programme at Haberdashers’ Boys and Girls Schools. The programme, built upon the principles outlined in the ITT Core Content Framework (CCF; DfE, 2019b) and the ECF, provided an opportunity for our trainees to collaborate and learn new knowledge and skills to set them up for teaching. As the year progressed, we noticed the wider impacts of the programme, which are outlined below.  The trainee teacher programme Starting our trainees off on their professional journey and supporting and developing them along the way was a key aim. Kraft and Papay (2014) highlight how having a supportive environment is crucial in improvi

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