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Headstart (ITT/ECT Provision)

Headstart: ITT provision

Marple Hall School is continually looking to increase its capacity to support ITTs from a wide range of providers. We currently have fully trained subject mentors in subjects across the curriculum, working under the guidance of three school professional mentors.

What makes us stand out?

We have a dedicated ‘Headstart Suite’ for ITTs to base themselves in. This space has PC facilities, a kitchen and CPD library full of academic books and magazines to support ITTs on the start of their teaching career. Delivered every week our are bespoke professionals studies sessions to help students develop the areas they need. We also have a weekly mentor bulletin to support our mentors and trainees. ITTs offer so much to a school and here at MHS we want to recognise this and make them feel part of the MHS team. Providers and students feel that we provide an excellent training experience and we are proud of the programme of Professional Studies sessions that we deliver. Take a read of our ITT testimonials below.

We work hard to establish and embed strong, professional relationships with our providers and this is growing year on year, see the providers we host ITTs for below…

If you are an ECT and are interested in applying for a job at MHS, check out our ECT testimonials below.

Headstart: ECT Provision

The importance we place on providing our trainees with effective training also feeds through to our ECT offer. We have a strong provision set up for our ECT1/2s, and are proud of this. ECTs need a supportive environment to flourish and we pair them up with strong Mentors who champion them every day as well as pairing them up with another member of staff (buddy) who can offer support. If you are an ECT and are interested in applying for a job at MHS, please see what you will receive at MHS below. We’re also passionate about ensuring staff wellbeing is catered for, you’ll find our Wellbeing document here with our school offer to all staff, also below.

Entitlement for All ECT’s at Marple Hall

  • 10% timetable reduction in their first year of induction
  • 5% off timetable in the second year of teaching
  • EMTSH provides external high quality training materials for all ECT’s in Year 1 and 2
  • UCL provides a detailed week by week curricula and training materials to engage with independently and with mentors in Year 1 and 2 of the ECF.
  • In Year 1 ECT’s meet ‘in house’ once a half term and in Year 2 once a term

MHS Headstart Suite


For any ITT enquiries, please contact

For any ECT enquiries, please contact

Our Community - Our Future
Marple Hall School
Hill Top Drive
Stockport SK6 6LB Headteacher: Mr Joe Barker
Tel: 0161 427 7966
Fax: 0161 426 0931
Email: info@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk
Safeguarding: safeguarding@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk