Appropriate Body Services

As a DfE designated Appropriate Body for East Sussex and Brighton and Hove, we are there to support you in delivering the new, statutory two-year Induction for all Early Career Teachers (ECTs) from September 2021. We are also able to offer our service to those current NQTS who will complete their current induction period after September 2021.

As your AB, we will not only carry out our duties to quality assure your induction offer against the Early Career Framework and objectively ensure that all induction assessments are fairly completed but will also offer a direct, named point of contact for full support and guidance whenever you need it.

We offer two levels of Appropriate Body Service from September 2021.

STEP Ahead TSH Appropriate Body Service (£175 per annum)
·      Induction training
·      Monitoring of support (statutory induction entitlement / ECF fidelity)
·      Monitoring of assessment (decision making and DfE reporting)
·      Named point of contact for induction support and guidance

STEP Ahead TSH Appropriate Body Service Plus (£225 per annum)
·      Induction training
·      Monitoring of support (statutory induction entitlement / ECF fidelity)
·      Monitoring of assessment (decision making and DfE reporting)
·      Named point of contact for induction support and guidance
·      Three full-day Early Career Teacher conferences

*For any school or academy not choosing the Full Induction Programme, we offer an enhanced Early Career Framework fidelity checking service. This will vary depending on whether you select the Core or School Based route and is an additional charge per setting.

Please get in touch if you have any questions: STEPAheadTSH@stepacademytrust.org.