ECT Courses

ECT Courses. The following courses are aimed at early career teachers and provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other primary schools. 

Sessions are professionally facilitated by consultants and headteachers with resources to be discussed and shared. Previous consultants have included Jason Bangbala, Andy Meller and Jonathan Lear.

This ECT programme complements the fully funded Early Career Framework programme that DTSA are delivering in conjunction with the Education Development Trust. Please contact us by September to be registered for the available ECF funded places.

ECT Package

The package which runs over an academic year comprises six sessions, including a free* bespoke Primary Science session – Taking Science Outside.

Individual sessions are available at £165. Email for more information or to book.

*Free when whole course is booked. £165 when booked as a standalone session.

2020/21 Programme

NQT Programme 2019-2020

2020 / 2021 Programme, coming up:

Session 5:
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Taking Science Outdoors

Facilitator: Jane Banham, SLE
Time: 9am – 12pm

Session 6:
Tuesday 22 June 2021
at Rolls-Royce, Nightingale Hall, The Pavillion, DE24 9HY

Facilitator: Jason Bangbala
Time: 9am – 4pm

Package Cost: Free as part of full package or £165 per individual session

To book please see below

Session 5

Wednesday 28 April 2021
Time: 9am – 12pm
Taking Science Outdoors with Jane Banham (online)

The primary National Curriculum now has an emphasis on outdoor learning. We can offer practical advice to help you make the most of the resources around your school and beyond the classroom to inspire teaching and learning within a safe environment.

Using the outside world will create exciting and inspiring investigations that will motivate and engage your pupils to learn.

You will be able to:

  • use a variety of learning environments to identify opportunities to enhance the teaching of science
  • plan safe and stimulating activities that take place outside the classroom
  • use a variety of resources to engage children in outdoor learning

Session 6

Tuesday 22 June 2021
Time: 9-4pm
“Conquering Challenging Behaviour for Effective Learning” with Jason Bangbala”

This is an interactive, practical and realistic session. The primary focus is to provide strategies to deal with inappropriate behaviour in a quick, effective and non-confrontational manner. The session also looks at ways to plan for good behaviour, whilst motivating pupils to behave and minimising disruption.

ECT Mentor Network

Our ECT Mentor Network meetings (previously NQT Mentor) are informal sessions held one afternoon a term where they can be booked together, or separately from, our ECT induction sessions. The ECT Mentor networks are a safe space to discuss issues that your ECTs have and keep up on the changing nature of how schools need to deal with the Early Career Framework (ECF), and following on from the changes to the ITT Core Content Framework.

ECT (prev. NQT) Mentor Network

2020/21 Programme

Facilitator: Dr Deborah Outhwaite

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Venue: Online (via Zoom)
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Cost: £60 per person, per session

RQT Package

The RQT Programme runs over the academic year and consists of an optional one day conference with Jason Bangbala on 22 June 2021, 3 afternoon sessions and a free bespoke science course.


2020 / 21 Programme

Session 3: Wednesday 28 April 2021
Taking Science Outdoors – Online

Facilitator: Jane Banham, SLE
Time: 9am – 12pm

Session 4 (optional): Tuesday 22 June, 9am – 4pm
at Rolls-Royce, Nightingale Hall, The Pavillion, DE24 9HY

Facilitator: Jason Bangbala
Time: 9am – 4pm

Session 5: Thursday 8 July 2021, 1.30pm – 3pm
Online (via Zoom)

Facilitator: Karen Pusczcynska

A separate booking is required to reserve a place on the Science session (see below)