Appropriate Body (AB)

All schools who employ Early Career Teachers (ECTs) need to be registered with an Appropriate Body. An ECT cannot start their induction until their appropriate body has been agreed.

From September 2021, induction becomes a two-year process rather than one year. Schools will need to select a rigorous and robust Appropriate Body (AB) to quality assure the training programme and assessment of their ECT.

Schools are free to choose who they wish to act as their appropriate body. The following organisations, in our area, can act as the appropriate body:

  • Coventry Local Authority
  • Warwickshire Local Authority
  • Coventry and Central Warwickshire Teaching School Hub

All registered Early Career Teachers and Induction Tutors will benefit from the use of ECT Manager - the online management tool to help take them through the Induction Process.

Register your school for our appropriate body services on ECT Manager: