Teach West London is committed to developing professional expertise to make a difference to the lives of children. We offer a professional and high quality Appropriate Body Service which we see as vital to the delivery of our vision. Our Appropriate Body service supports the induction of Early Career Teachers under statutory guidance.

We provide: 

  • High quality and timely training and guidance which meets the needs of Headteachers, Induction Tutors and ECTs. Click here for full Training & Guidance Programme. School feedback on our training for the year is 100% Good or Excellent.
  • Targeted support and guidance to meet the needs of individual schools and individual ECTs.
  • An accessible, responsive and engaged service to support your needs as a school: ECTs, Induction tutors and Head Teachers can contact us by phone/email if and when they need support. 
  • Expert advice and knowledge regarding a school’s statutory obligations for ECTs, including formal complaints or challenges.
  • A concise and easy to use Induction Handbook for ECTs, Induction Tutors and Headteachers with key information to support the induction process.
  • Access to an online system (ECT Manager) that allows Headteachers, Induction Tutors and ECTs to track and record ECTs’ progress and complete statutory assessments.
  • Quality assurance of assessment forms, against the Teachers’ Standards.
  • Decisions on the outcomes of statutory induction for ECTs and submission of reports to the Teacher Regulation Agency.

Pricing

£250 per ECT per year for a school following the Full Induction Programme. 

Information and pricing for school's following Core Induction or School Based Induction Programmes available on request.

How to register

If your school is already registered with Teach West London Appropriate Body on ECT Manager:

Please click here to login in to ECT Manager and add your new ECT

If your school is not registered with Teach West London: 

Click here to Register on ECT Manager.

FAQs and further information

Read our quick guide to registering with an Appropriate Body. 

Do I have to register for this service?

In order for an ECT to serve induction a headteacher / principle must register with an Appropriate Body in advance of an ECT taking up the post. Failure to do so may delay the start of induction.

Which Appropriate Body should I choose?

From September 2024, local authorities will stop operating as appropriate bodies and teaching school hubs will become the main provider of appropriate body services. Schools are encouraged to choose their local teaching school hub for appropriate body services unless they have specific reasons to go elsewhere. For schools in Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow, Teach West London is your local Teaching School Hub. Teach West London have been working in collaboration with local authority appropriate body teams to ensure a smooth transition for schools.

What is the role of the Appropriate Body?

Through quality assurance, the appropriate body assures itself that: relevant persons are aware of, and are capable of, meeting their responsibilities for monitoring support and assessment during teacher induction. monitoring, support, assessment and guidance procedures in place are fair and appropriate. Appropriate bodies also provide data to the Teaching Regulation Agency to record the progress of persons who start, and complete, induction.

Some of my ECTs are registered with a local authority appropriate body (AB) and won’t have finished their induction by September 2024. What should I do?

You should request that your local authority AB transfers these ECTs across to Teach West London.

Further Questions? If you have any questions about our service, email [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you further. You can also see our Quick guide to ECT induction here and our current Training and Guidance Programme here.