Chartered College of Teaching comments on new ECF workload poll

A new poll published by NAHT today (16th December) has indicated that nine out of 10 school leaders say the Early Career Framework (ECF) has created extra workload for new teachers. While almost half believe the Framework will have a positive impact on the development of early career teachers, almost two-thirds were concerned about the work-life balance of teachers.

Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:

“The Early Career Framework has the potential to stem the tide of new teachers leaving the profession and support the development of early-career teachers. Like all colleagues across the profession, Early Career teachers and mentors have experienced huge challenges this term. 

Teachers have so much on their plates and are under such great pressure. We cannot be in a position where the reforms are intended to help make things worse. For the benefit of teachers and their students, we need to work with schools to ensure the Framework is flexible and works for them.”

The Chartered College of Teaching provides an Early Career Hub, with resources and research to support teachers and their mentors linked to the Framework. Visit to find out more.