An Appropriate Body has two key roles: monitoring of support and monitoring of assessment of Early Career Teachers (ECT) over the course of their two year induction period. An Appropriate Body makes the final decision, based on a Headteacher’s recommendation, as to whether an ECT has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards.
Who needs an Appropriate Body?
All schools that offer statutory induction are required to register their ECTs with an Appropriate Body. This is separate to any Early Career Framework programme they are part of.
Who can act as an Appropriate Body?
The East London Teaching School Hub offer Appropriate Body (AB) services for schools across Tower Hamlets and Hackney. From September 2021, Teaching School Hubs and Local Authorities can offer AB services.