ECT Induction Programme
At Bridlington School we run a very successful ECT induction process, the systems and processes that are in place are robust and well structured. The ECTInduction programme structure is based on the guidance provided by our local authority, we are recognised by them as a school that delivers an outstanding period of ECTinduction within the East Riding of Yorkshire.
‘The induction process is very well organised and thorough with ECT’s being given individualised support and guidance to address their particular needs. The induction process is effectively led and managed by the induction tutor with all stakeholders having ample guidance documentation and support to ensure clarity about their roles’.
Quote from LA Quality Assurance Visit 2018
We believe passionately in ‘growing our own’ staff and have a strong track record of doing this very effectively. We currently have over 20 members of staff who have completed their ECT induction period with us, many who have gone on to hold more senior positions in the school.
This is what our ECT’s say about our ECT programme;
“I started my ECT year at Bridlington School in September and it’s been amazing. Since starting here, my confidence has grown massively. This is due to the support I’ve had from my ECT lead and my mentor, who have both gone above and beyond for me. They’ve both helped me to keep positive and to be aware of my strengths, which I have found challenging in the past. Also, they are always really supportive when I have new ideas and even share their own knowledge and experience with me. Importantly, I have always felt comfortable to ask for their support, and also to discuss my areas for development with them, as they are both really approachable. I am often given great quality feedback, alongside clear strategies to develop my teaching practice. Furthermore, my ECT lead organises CPD sessions for us on Thursdays, delivered by different guest speakers. These sessions are on various topics/ aspects of school and are very useful, especially because we are able to request specific guest speakers, as well as have discussions with other ECTs. I’ve learnt a lot from the sessions because they are specific to our school context, so have a big impact on my teaching practice. It’s also been good to meet different guest speakers from around school and ask them questions. I’m really enjoying working at Bridlington School as an ECT and I’m grateful for all that my ECT lead and mentor do for me. “
Quotes from ECT’s 2023
East Riding LA ECT Induction