Early Career Teachers 

LEAD Teaching School Hub are the Appropriate Body for all ECTs within Lincolnshire and Keystone are one of the delivery partners, supporting our local ECTs in partnership with LEAD Teaching School Hub. The Early Career Framework that commenced in September 2021 provides a funded entitlement to a structured 2-year package of high-quality professional development.

Registration for Early Career Framework with EDT

For those wishing to register with Education Development Trust (EDT), the LEAD Teaching School Hub chosen delivery partner for the Early Career Framework, please visit their website to find out more and to register your ECTs HERE.

Registration for Statutory Induction

Please click HERE to register with LEAD TS Hub for statutory induction from September 2022.

Please click HERE to register your ECT on the DfE Portal.

Please see the links below to the LEAD TS Hub Guide to the Lincolnshire Early Career Framework & Appropriate Body Provision and their FAQ document:

L.E.A.D. TS Hub & Lincolnshire Delivery Partners brochure
L.E.A.D. TS Hub & Lincolnshire Delivery Partners – ECF/AB FAQ document

Please see below the link to the LEAD TS Hub and Keystone Appropriate Body Handbook:

L.E.A.D TS Hub and Keystone AB Handbook

Please feel free to contact us for further information and support:

Email: or telephone 01778 424152.


From September 2021, Keystone have worked in partnership with the LEAD Teaching School Hub, who are the Appropriate Body for the professional induction of primary and secondary Early Career Teachers (ECTs).

Keystone offer a comprehensive primary training programme for ECTs, to compliment the Early Career Framework, which can be purchased as a whole or as a ‘pick and mix’ offer.

For further details on statutory induction with the Appropriate Body, including costings please visit the LEAD Teaching School Hub website HERE.

For further information and support you can also email

Additional Primary ECT, Legacy NQT and RQT Packages

We have two options available:

Full Package costs £300 and includes all training options

Bespoke – Individual training sessions can be booked at a cost of £90 per day and £45 per half day.

Please note these prices are in addition to the statutory induction charge made by LEAD Teaching School Hub when registering. 

Click HERE to view the Keystone ECT/Legacy NQT and RQT Enhanced Training package.

Click HERE for details of the LEAD TS Hub Legacy NQT and RQT Offer and to book visit HERE.

Please direct any queries to 

Secondary ECT, Legacy NQT and RQT Packages

Registering your ECT for statutory induction will need to be done with LEAD Teaching School Hub, the Appropriate Body for Lincolnshire.  Please visit the links in the text above to complete registration.

Click HERE for details of the LEAD TS Hub Legacy NQT and RQT Offer and to book visit HERE.

An ECT’s statutory induction period is the bridge between their initial teaching training and a successful career in the teaching profession. It combines a personalised programme of development, support and professional dialogue with focus on monitoring and assessment against the Teacher Standards.

Working in partnership with the Appropriate Body, Keystone will undertake the statutory duties listed below:


Initial registration with Teaching Regulations Agency will be completed by LEAD Teaching School Hub


Electronic ECT induction paperwork provided, with handbook, support materials and forms


Joint induction training for ECT and their Mentor


Email update reminders for assessment dates


Electronic collation of key paperwork


Advice and documentation provided when the ECT is judged to be a ‘Cause for Concern’ and at risk of not reaching necessary standards to pass their induction year


Signposting additional support/training for ECTs assessed to be needing additional support to meet the Teacher Standards


Reporting to TRA on progress and final outcome of the ECT induction year will be performed by LEAD Teaching School Hub

Register your Early Career Teachers with LEAD Teaching School Hub, as the Appropriate Body for ECT Induction in Lincolnshire, to benefit from a service designed by experienced school-based ECT Mentors. Induction goes beyond the minimum statutory requirements to ensure the best possible start to the careers of our next generation of teachers.

The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the induction period of ECTs and the Appropriate Body makes the final decision as to whether an ECT has met the Teachers’ Standards on the recommendation of the Headteacher/Principal. An ECT needs to be registered with an Appropriate Body before they commence their induction. It is possible to complete an induction programme on a part-time basis. The induction period for a part-time ECT is calculated pro-rata so that the same number of sessions is covered as for a full time ECT.

It is the responsibility of schools to ensure that they commit appropriate resources to the induction of ECTs. It is the joint responsibility of the Appropriate Body and the school to ensure the quality of this induction provision.


The NQT training sessions I’ve attended to date have been extremely beneficial for two key reasons.  Firstly, they have given me the opportunity to meet with other NQTs from various schools to share ideas and best practice, and also to discuss any concerns or issues surrounding all aspects of teaching.

Secondly, having had real-life experience of teaching my own class this year, I have been able to draw upon this to get the most out of the sessions, making the training both relevant and purposeful.  Furthermore, the advice we’ve received from the experienced trainers has been incredibly practical and worthwhile because I have been able to implement many suggestions and ideas the very next day in the classroom. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough! 

Sara Morris

NQT, The Bluecoat School

The NQT training I’ve received has been exactly what I’ve needed to get me through my time as an NQT! I knew this year would come with its challenges, but I can honestly say I have felt completely supported from start to finish. I have always felt in control. Yes, I know, rare words for an NQT! I have been on copious training sessions, liaising with experienced consultants across Lincolnshire. These sessions have enabled me to grow into my role as a professional teacher. I can’t thank Keystone and their wonderful team enough!

Ben Richardson

NQT, Sutton St James Community Primary School


ECTs – Early Career Teachers

ITT – Initial Teacher Training

CPD – Continued Professional Development
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