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Appropriate Body Service


Flying High Teaching School Hub provides the Appropriate Body service for schools across the East Midlands, in particular Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Derbyshire. 

We provide independent quality assurance of the statutory induction for early career teachers (ECTs) to ensure schools are providing adequate support and that their assessment is fair and consistent. 

At the heart of our remit sit Early Career Teachers, therefore, those utilising the DfE funded training provider route ensures both the ECF and Appropriate Body elements of their induction are joined up and coherant. This helps the induction experience and learning to be maximised in order to gain the experience, confidence and resilience needed to go forward into their future career. 

Our offer

The Appropriate Body team is an integral part of the our Early Career Team, which helps to provide a joined up offer to our schools and ECTs.  We have a dedicated team who will support you to understand the statutory requirements of an ECT Induction as well as registration, completion of reviews and sign off of induction. 

Our expert QA advisors are former school leaders with experience in supporting and developing staff, coaching and leadership. 

Click here for more information on our service and how to register with us on ECT Manager.



The 2023/24 costs are dependent on what route you have chosen to access the Early Career Framework:  

Using a DfE-funded training provider - Schools use the funded, provider led ECF programme

£195 per ECT per year. 

DfE accredited materials to deliver your own training - Registration fee per ECT plus additional £300 charge per school per year for ‘fidelity checks’.

Design and deliver your own ECF training materials - Registration fee per ECT plus additional £600 charge per school per year for ‘fidelity checks’.



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