John Taylor has significant experience in Appropriate Body work. We have been offering Appropriate Body services to schools since 2016, working annually with between 70 and 100 Early Career Teachers, not just taking care of their registration and validating a successful completion of the induction period, but offering informal support and guidance to schools and ECTs where problems have arisen or the ECT has been struggling.
Any school can access our Appropriate Body services. It remains the decision of the headteacher to choose their AB. As a Teaching School Hub we are increasing our capacity in anticipation of working with Early Career Teachers throughout East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Tamworth, Cannock, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth and are excited by the opportunity of developing partnerships with all schools across our area. We have a reciprocal partnership with the Arthur Terry Teaching School Hub – North Birmingham to support ECTs that have trained with the John Taylor SCITT or the Arthur Terry SCITT and are teaching in schools in these TS Hub regions.
Teaching School Hub AB Lead and Secondary AB provision
Primary AB provision
Appropriate Body Co-ordinator
With the introduction of TS Hubs, the remit of an Appropriate Body has changed in line with recent reforms and the introduction of the Early Career Framework.
From September 2021 Appropriate Bodies will be responsible for:
In addition to our core roles and responsibilities the John Taylor TS Hub will:
Charges for the Appropriate Body will be based on the type of induction programme schools choose to follow for the Early Career Framework, as each of the three routes require different levels of fidelity checks and Quality Assurance.
“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
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