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Appropriate Body

Alpha Teaching School Hub is a designated Appropriate Body within Colchester, Tendring, Ipswich and Babergh.  Alpha Teaching School Hub can provide Appropriate Body services as well as the full induction programme for Early Career Framework. All qualified teachers who are employed in a relevant school in England must have completed an induction period satisfactorily, subject to specified exemptions and confirmed by an Appropriate Body.

The appointment of an Appropriate Body is a statutory requirement for the Early Career Teacher (ECT) induction period.


To use Alpha Teaching School Hub as your Appropriate Body from September 2023, please register HERE

Chosen Early Career Teacher Route

DfE Fully Funded Provider Led Programme ( ECF through Best Practice Network

DfE-accredited materials to deliver your own programme
(Core Induction Programme)

Design and deliver your own ECF-based programme
(School-based Induction Programme)

Cost payable per ECT (charged in Term 1 & Term 4) 

£245 per ECT per year

Price on Application

Price on Application

Find out more about the

Appropriate Body Service role

3 steps you need to take if you appoint an ECT 

Find out how to nominate a tutor

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