Early Career Teacher Inspirations

Programme Information

SSAT’s Early Career Teacher Inspirations are for all teachers in year 1 or 2 of their career. This series of seminars is designed to complement and enhance other induction and support provision available to all the Early Career Teachers in your school.

The seminars will:

  • Highlight the positive, rewarding aspects of the profession that keep teachers inspired
  • Address some of the issues and challenges Early Career Teachers are likely to face
  • Provide effective, practical guidance, tips and resources Early Career Teachers can use as they develop their practice
  • Engage participants in a national network of peers around the country from which they can draw ideas, support and a opportunities to collaborate

Free launch event for SSAT members

SSAT Early Career Teacher Inspirations began with a launch event that was free for SSAT members.

The event provided rich insights from teachers at different stages in their career as well as an overview of ECT Inspirations, and a chance to consider how learning from the seminars can be applied to in-school practice.

SSAT members can view the launch event in the Exchange:

View ECT Inspirations launch event

Outcomes of SSAT Early Career Teacher Inspirations

Participating Early Career Teachers will:

  • Be better equipped to consolidate their understanding of teacher standards and how to apply them.
  • Access resources to support practice and evidence gathering for their portfolios.
  • Gain insights into and learn from how others have succeeded and faced challenge in their first and second year of teaching.
  • Begin to create their own network to support, share ideas and strengthen practice.
  • Consider how they can develop and sustain greater confidence, resilience, and motivation.
  • Find out how SSAT can provide ongoing inspiration, support, and development not only for this first year but through their entire professional journey.

SSAT NQT Inspirations

The ECT programme builds on the SSAT NQT Inspirations Programme. Read about the successes of that programme.

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Inspiration Information

Each seminar will explore a question that is relevant to all Early Career Teachers.

Inspiration 1 – What does setting and maintaining high expectations look like in the classroom?

Date: Wednesday 6 October 2021

This session will include:

  • Setting High Expectations
  • Introduction to the career’s hub
  • Learning from others in your school
  • Role models
  • Reflection

Inspiration 2 – How do students Learn?

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021

This session will include:

  • How students learn
  • Retrieval practice
  • Growth mind set
  • Cognitive load
  • assessment for learning

Inspiration 3 – What can Early Career Teachers do to promote diversity, equality and inclusion as part of their practice?

Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021

This session will include:

  • Inclusion
  • Diversity
  • Differentiation
  • Managing behaviour for learning

Inspiration 4 – How can someone new to the profession hone their knowledge, skills and subject expertise?

Date: Wednesday 12 January 2022

This session will include:

  • Honing your skills and knowledge as a classroom practitioner, subject and curriculum expert.

Inspiration 5 – What difference can embedding formative assessment strategies make to the children we teach?

Date: Wednesday 9 February 2022

This session will include:

  • Embedding formative assessment

Inspiration 6 – How as professionals can we strike the right balance between workload and wellbeing?

Date: Wednesday 16 March 2022

This session will include:

  • Professional behaviours
  • Managing workload
  • Prioritising wellbeing
  • Getting the most out of your networks

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Launch event:

Wednesday 15 September 2021


Launch event followed by six live webinars delivered over two terms. Sessions will run 3.45-4.45pm.


SSAT member cost: £249
Non-member cost: £299
All prices exclusive of VAT

Ideal for

Early Career Teachers in their first or second year

More info

Contact us on 020 7802 0955 or by email.