The DfE portal

As well as having an appropriate body in place, any school that offers statutory induction also needs to register their ECT’s and mentors via the DfEs ‘manage training for early career teachers’ portal. 

Schools must let them know:

  • Whether or not you expect ECTs in the current academic year
  • Who the induction coordinator is
  • How you choose to run your program
  • The DfE funded training provider you choose
  • Who your ECTs and mentors are

The DfE will then contact each ECT and mentor to ask them for more information. They’ll use this to check they’re eligible for the funded training and support.


Click here to sign up to our ECF programme, or to find out more information, please email Jodie Penn at or alternatively call 01603 733443.