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Promoting Quality in Teacher Education


NCTL Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (December 2017)
8 Dec 2017 This contains vital information, which will help support your initial teacher training (ITT) recruitment.
UCET Christmas Newsletter 2017
5 Dec 2017
DFE: Initial Teacher Training: trainee number census - 2017 to 2018 (30 November)
30 Nov 2017 Provisional recruitment to initial teacher training programmes in England in the academic year 2017 to 2018.
OFSTED Report: Reception curriculum in good and outstanding primary schools: bold beginnings (31 Nov 2017)
30 Nov 2017 This report looks at the Reception curriculum in successful schools and how well it prepared 4 and 5 year olds for the rest of their education and beyond.
JNR Letter to Justine Greening, MP_Unregulated ITT provision (Nov 2017)
23 Nov 2017
UCET Annual Conference 2017 Photo Collage
23 Nov 2017
USCET-NASBTT Level 6 QTS Apprenticeships: FAQs (Nov 2017)
21 Nov 2017 Joint guidance issued by UCET and NASBTT.
Informing Responses to the QTS Review
16 Nov 2017 Published by the ET2020 Working Group on Schools Policy
UCET Annual Review 2016/17
16 Nov 2017
Next steps for evidence-informed teaching and CPD: seminar (1st March, 2018)
30 Oct 2017 This seminar follows the recent Department for Education (DfE) appointment of an Evidence Champion who will assist in spreading evidence-based practice in opportunity areas, and the recent emphasis from the DfE on ensuring teachers are equipped with an understanding of the latest research, and use evidence to inform their teaching practice.
Westminster Higher Education Forum: the next steps for delivering open access - implementation, expansion and international trends ( 20 February 2018)
24 Oct 2017 Timed to follow the release of the UUK Open Access Co-ordination Group’s second monitoring report, this seminar will examine the report’s key recommendations and potential challenges of implementation for government, universities, publishers and the wider research community. It also follows HEFCE’s announcement of additional guidance on open research outputs in its initial decisions on the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).There will be a keynote contribution from Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex and Chair, Universities UK Open Access Co-ordination Group, discussing the findings and recommendations from the second monitoring report.
National Foundation for Educational Research: Part-time teaching
24 Oct 2017 The Government and stakeholders in the secondary sector need to urgently look at identifying ways in which more and better part-time working can be accommodated in secondary schools, a new report recommends.
NCTL: Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund:programmes for teachers and school leaders
19 Oct 2017 NCTL have awarded Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund contracts to a number of providers as part of the government’s initiative to support and increase great teaching and leadership in schools.
HMCI Curriculum commentary (October 2017)
16 Oct 2017 HMCI’s curriculum commentary published today which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/hmcis-commentary-october-2017HMCI’s curriculum commentary
OFSTED: ITE Inspections and Outcomes (up to 30 June 2017)
16 Oct 2017 Published on 23 September 2017, this includes judgments made during the summer 2017 re-inspections of requires improvement and inadequate partnerships.
Future funding for SCoTENS.
13 Oct 2017 Future funding for SCoTENS.
Registering as an apprenticeship provider
13 Oct 2017 Registering as an apprenticeship provider
Eulogy delivered at Gordon Kirk’s memorial service: 7 October 2017
13 Oct 2017 Eulogy delivered at Gordon Kirk’s memorial service: 7 October 2017
NCTL Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (October 2017)
9 Oct 2017
Launch of a New Learning, Education and Research Centre: developing research-informed practice - University of Cumbria (Lancaster Campus): 23rd November 2017
25 Sep 2017 This event combines an afternoon educational research conference and includes an early evening public lecture. The aim is to provide challenge and professional learning for teachers and other leaders and practitioners across the early years, children’s workforce, primary schooling, secondary schooling, outdoor learning, youth work, further and higher education. This is the inaugural event and official launch of the new Learning, Education and Development (LED) research centre based in the Institute of Education at the University of Cumbria. The event is funded by the university, hence there are no delegate fees.
TACTYC (Association of Professional Development in Early Years)
22 Sep 2017 One day conference: Children's identities, diversity and equality in the 21st century. University of Birmingham, 4th November 2017.
Next steps for developing the 2021 Research Excellence Framework Seminar
22 Sep 2017 Next steps for developing the 2021 Research Excellence FrameworkMorning, Tuesday, 14th November 2017Central LondonTHIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
NATE Conference - November 2017
18 Sep 2017 The National Association for the Teaching of English 2017 day conference for post-16 and higher education teachers will be held on 11 November at Aston University, 10.00 -16.00.
AMET One Day Conference: Research into Practice: a tribute to the work of Malcolm Swan
14 Sep 2017 Developing teachers' pedagogical knowledge in Mathematics through Initial and Continuous Teacher Education.
UCET & NASBTT Blog: Seeking policy clarifications for accredited initial teacher education providers
11 Sep 2017 • QTS review must support recruitment, retention and development of new teachers• Unregulated providers that do not meet national requirements should be removed• Student teacher recruitment cap should be relaxed to meet national and local needs
Dr Penny Lawrence: Travel Scholarship Report
11 Sep 2017
Professor Gordon Kirk: memorial invitation
1 Sep 2017
Gordon Kirk
17 Aug 2017 Gordon Kirk, former Academic Secretary, has passed away.
NASUWT Creativity and the Arts Report 2017
19 Jul 2017 NASUWT Creativity and the Arts Report 2017
UCET Summer 2017 newsletter
18 Jul 2017 UCET Summer 2017 newsletter
ICET Report - June 2017
13 Jul 2017 ICET Report - June 2017
Ofsted ITE inspection clarification (June 2017)
19 Jun 2017 Ofsted ITE inspection clarification
NCTL: Teacher Bulletin (June 2017)
15 Jun 2017 1. Initial teacher training (ITT) allocations 2018/19 - request for places open until midday on Thursday 22 June 2017 2. Maximising recruitment 3. Note to all providers: C1.3 compliance4. Fill maths, physics and modern foreign languages vacancies with a returning teacher 5. Spain's Visiting Teachers programme - teachers now available 6. Subject knowledge enhancement provision 7. UCAS decisions and replies to candidates - reminder8. UCAS summer recruitment pilot - reminder
Susan Walker, Liverpool John Moores University: UCET Travel School Report (18 May 2017)
18 May 2017 UCET Travel Scholarship Report
UCET’s Election Manifesto (June 2017)
17 May 2017 UCET’s Election Manifesto
DFE finally publishes details of 2017 ITE allocations (May 2017)
9 May 2017 2017 ITE allocations: DFE information.
Government response to Select Committee report into teacher recruitment (May 2017)
3 May 2017 Government response to Select Committee report into teacher recruitment
UCET issues template for the ITT sector to map ITE content (13 April 2017)
13 Apr 2017 Strengthening the quality and content of initial teacher training Planning in partnership. Programme review for 2017 onwards in the context of the implementation of the 'A framework of core content for initial teacher training'.
UCET Easter 2017 Newsletter
4 Apr 2017
FE ITT Bursaries for 2017/18 - note to providers (4 April 2017)
4 Apr 2017 The Government is now confirming funding for postgraduate FE ITT bursaries for a further academic year, i.e. AY2017/18.This funding is to support the recruitment of sufficient high-quality teachers of English and mathematics into the Further Education sector. The amount of bursary available will depend on the subject to be taught and the degree-class of the applicant; rates will again be the same as those available to applicants training to teach in schools.
Education & Training Foundation News: March 2017
21 Mar 2017 Recent news from the Education & Training Foundation, including a new exhibition site dedicated to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
NPQs update (Feb 2017)
24 Feb 2017 NPQ Reform update, including WebEX of slides and presentations, FAQs, contact details sharing opportunities and more.
Victoria Kinsella, UCET Travel Scholarship Report (February 2017)
24 Feb 2017 Developing educational resilience in Youth from Underserved Communities through engagement in community based Arts education.
Select Committee report on teacher supply
21 Feb 2017 The Education Select Commiuttee has today reported that the teacher supply crisis is gettig worse, and calls for teachers to have access to more CPD. Includes references to UCET.
UCET response to reported comments by Nick Gibb
21 Feb 2017 Nick Gibb was reported in the Times on 18 February as having made some derogotory comments about teacher education. This is UCET's response
Primary Teacher Education and Training: a new report from Cambridge Primary Review Trust (6 Feb 2017)
6 Feb 2017 Today CPRT publishes the latest in its series of evidence reviews. Policy and research evidence in the ‘reform’ of primary teacher education has been commissioned from Olwen McNamara and Rebecca Phillips of the University of Manchester, together with Jean Murray of the University of East London. It reviews developments since the publication of Olwen McNamara’s report on the same topic in 2008, which in revised form became a chapter in The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys (2010). The latest report thus offers an invaluable historical perspective as well as a wealth of evidence on recent changes and current policy in teacher education discourse, policy and practice. It also identifies problems in the trajectory of teacher education policy and makes recommendations for system-level improvement. Now that teacher education’s centre of gravity has shifted from universities to schools, it is more essential than ever for school leaders to consider issues such as those raised in this report.
Migration Advisory Committee Report: 'Partial review of the Shortage Occupation List: Review of teachers’ (27 Jan 2017)
27 Jan 2017 Published today and available on the MAC website.
National Literacy Trust - January 2017 newsletter
16 Jan 2017 This month we look forward to our fifth annual Where’s Wally? fun run in March, share details of our upcoming football programmes and launch a brand new competition.Join the National Literacy Trust Network in January and receive a 10% discount using the code B2S10NET. Network members have access to hundreds of downloadable resources to improve literacy in their school and keep up to date with the latest research, policy and best practice. Members also enjoy partner discounts including up to 30% off Browns Books for Students. Find out more and join now.
Chartered College of Teaching Launches in February 2017
10 Jan 2017 The inaugural conference of the Chartered College of Teaching will be held on Thursday, 16 February in London and repeated on Saturday, 18 February in Sheffield to accommodate as many teachers and education leaders as possible. The conference theme is 'A collective voice' and these events are open to Founding Members.
Invitations to tender to support SEN and disability in 2017-18
9 Jan 2017 the Department for Education has published seven Invitations to Tender for contracts to support special educational needs (SEN) and disability in 2017-18. The seven contracts will provide total funding of up to £4,812,000 in 2017-18. They are open to voluntary and community sector organisations, social enterprises and others bidding on a not-for-profit basis.