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Appropriate Body

We began operating as an Appropriate Body for the induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), through Challney High School for Boys, as soon as it became possible for Teaching Schools to offer this facility in September 2012. After being designated as a teaching school hub for two regions in 2021 we will continue to Appropriate Body based from Denbigh High School.


As an appropriate body, we support the schools and teachers in a variety of ways and our core functions are central to ensuring that schools provide adequate support to teachers at the start of their teaching career.


Appropriate bodies have two key roles:

  • Monitoring of support – appropriate bodies will:
    • check that early career teachers are receiving their statutory entitlements, and that regard is had to the statutory guidance.
    • provide ECF fidelity checks, ensuring schools are supported to provide ECTs with an ECF-based induction.


  • Monitoring of assessment – appropriate bodies will make the final decision as to whether the ECT has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards, based on the headteacher’s recommendation.


The assessment process for the early careers teachers consists of 2 formal assessments and 4 professional progress reviews across 2 years (or the FTE equivalent).


Chiltern Teaching School Hub will be charging £249 for AB services


To register your ECTs please use ECT manager which can be accessed via