Initial Teacher Training and Early Career Framework (ECF)

The Education Learning Trust (ELT) offers a range of development programmes ranging from initial teacher training opportunities through to preparing suitably experienced individuals as aspiring Headteachers. We have a track record of delivering high quality programmes that are endorsed by the National College of Teaching and Learning (NCTL) and underpinned by research as well as teaching and learning developments within education.

Initial Teacher Training

At the Education Learning Trust (ELT), we are passionate about training teachers of the future. We are currently working in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University to plan and deliver a pathway into Initial Teacher Training for September 2024 for both Primary and Secondary settings.

Whilst attending MMU, you will learn about teaching methods and organisation skills as well as discovering how to apply this knowledge in the classroom. Some of the skills you will learn include how to plan and teach lessons, how to assess learning and how to manage children's behaviour. As a Trust, we partner with MMU to plan and deliver content from the MMU and CCF curriculum, drawing upon specialist knowledge across our Trust schools. 

You will explore creative ways to teach across the primary or secondary curriculum through subject specific and phase specific training pathways in a variety of social contexts within our Trust.

Whilst on placement, you will gradually increase your involvement to become an expert practitioner. You will, with support and mentoring, progress to planning and teaching an 80% timetable in your final school placement. During your placements, you will become fully immersed in school life including assemblies, duties and parent partnerships in order to enable you to fulfil all statutory duties of the teaching profession. 

More information can be found on the MMU website (here:

Applications for the September 2024 cohort can be accessed here:

ECT (Early Career Teachers)

Our ECT programme is delivered by the ELT using DfE accredited materials to provide ECTs with the necessary training and knowledge to ensure they can demonstrate that their performance against the Teachers' Standards is satisfactory. Our induction programme provides a foundation for our ECTs and equips them with the tools to be an effective and successful teacher. 

We use the Education Development Trust (EDT) materials which can be found by following this link and scrolling to select 'Education Development Trust: 

For more information about anything you have read here, or for more information about our ECT programme, please contact our Trust ITE Managers:

Claire Coleman (Primary) and Blaire Murray (Secondary)

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