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Appropriate Body (AB)

If your school employs a newly-qualified teacher (or Early Career Teacher – ECT), you must register them with an Appropriate Body.

The Appropriate Body will provide independent quality assurance of the ECT’s two-year induction, and this will include checking that the ECT is receiving a programme of support and training based on the Early Career Framework.

Your choice of Early Career Framework professional development programme is independent from your Appropriate Body. We welcome ECT registrations from all schools regardless of the ECF professional development programme you have chosen.

For queries relating to our AB, please contact Katie Arthur on

Please click here to view the Red Kite Appropriate Body2024-2025 Handbook

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Why you should choose Red Kite Teaching School Hub for your Appropriate Body:

We are an established AB with long experience of supporting ECT induction

We are a school-led provider with knowledge and experience of the Early Career Framework

We are an ITT accredited provider with knowledge of the Early Career Teacher journey

Our team of Early Career Leaders will support ECTs, mentors and school leaders using their broad knowledge of the region’s schools

We can provide timely, specialist advice and support as required

We are using ECT Manager (formerly called NQT manager) online portal for smooth, secure, paperless management of the Appropriate Body service.

ECT Manager

ECT Manager (formerly called NQT manager) is a paperless ECT management system used by many Appropriate Bodies, including Red Kite. It allows you to register your ECTs and submit assessments online.

It is very easy to use. Just follow the link, click on the ‘Register your School’ option and select your school from the drop-down list. You simply complete contact details for the ECF Lead/Induction Tutor in school to receive your log in details.

If your school isn’t on the drop-down list, please email

Red Kite Education

Red Kite Teaching School Hub is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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