Initial Teacher Education Secondary
The UCET Secondary Committee aims to serve, support and encourage secondary teacher educators in member institutions by providing a forum in which to share practice, maintain currency of knowledge about policy initiatives, and sustain important values and principles of university-based teacher education. It plays a vital role in representing members' views to ministers, the TTA, OfSTED and other agents of teacher education policy.
Termly Committee meetings are complemented by workshops and conferences addressing current issues in our sector. Recently these have focused on the new OfSTED inspection framework for ITT, the implications of the 14-19 White Paper and the future of Training Schools funded by the DfES/TDA. We expect to continue interrogating and debating future policies and initiatives with rigour and professionalism in the interests of maintaining and developing excellence in the academic and professional education of new teachers in all areas of secondary education.