Appropriate Body Services – Registration of ECTs
Schools are required to register their ECT with an Appropriate Body, with the ECF Lead Provider and with the DfE digital service. All 3 registrations must be completed in full.
STEP ONE: Appropriate Body Registration
All schools are required to register with an Appropriate Body in order for statutory induction to be recognised with the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). From September 2023 local authorities will no longer be listed as appropriate bodies.
Registration Deadline Dates
In most circumstances Alban TSH Appropriate Body will commence induction for an ECT from the beginning of an academic term. Schools are advised to contact us directly for guidance regarding mid-term starters. Schools must register by the following dates to ensure induction can commence promptly:
For September 2023 start: 13th September 2023
For January 2024 start: 11th January 2024
For April 2024 start: 23rd April 2024
How to register for Appropriate Body Services
Please click here to access the ECT Manager portal
If you are new to ECT Manager, please click here to access the relevant step by step instructions.
For instructions on how to add ECTs, including all of the information about the ECT that you will need to input on the system please click here
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com at for more information.
STEP TWO: ECF Lead provider – Best Practice Network
You then need to express your interest in working with us, and therefore Best Practice Network, by completing this form. If you already have an ECT/ECM that started with you in September 2022, there is no need to complete a new expression of interest form.
STEP THREE: DfE digital service
Finally, you will need to register your ECT and their nominated Mentor on the DfE digital service, which can be accessed by clicking here.