Find an appropriate body to assure your teacher induction. Information about the role of an appropriate body and their locations in England.


Find an appropriate body



From 1 September 2021 schools, colleges and other organisations carrying out inductions can use this guidance to find an appropriate body for their statutory teacher induction.

Appropriate bodies:

  • quality assure statutory teacher induction
  • provide data to the Teaching Regulation Agency to record the progress of early career teachers

Headteachers are responsible for:

  • registering every early career teacher serving induction in their school with an appropriate body before induction begins
  • choosing an appropriate body, including in circumstances where their current appropriate body ceases to operate

The statutory guidance for induction for early career teachers (England) explains more about the role of appropriate bodies in the induction process.

Published 26 August 2021