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Promoting Quality in Teacher Education


OFSTED Management Information on ITE (Feb 2018)
23 Feb 2018
Strengthening QTS: Consultation Response
19 Feb 2018 Attached is UCET's response to the DFE's consultation on strengthening QTS and improving career progression
UCET 2018 Annual Conference: dates
15 Feb 2018 This year’s UCET annual conference will take place on 6-7 November at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Stratford- upon-Avon. Formal registration will open later in the year. In the meantime please put the dates in your diary now. If you are interested in leading a workshop at the conference please contact j.noble-rogers@ucet.ac.uk. Workshops last for one hour and can be on any issues relating to teacher education or education research. We are keen this year to have more workshops relating to post-compulsory and early years issues. Please also get in touch if you are interested in having a conference stand. Like last year, we have a budget to fund conference registration and 1-2 nights’ accommodation for colleagues from overseas. Do get in touch if you think any of your overseas’ teacher educators or research colleagues would be interested.
Free membership of the Chartered College of Teaching for trainee teachers
7 Feb 2018 The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers and leaders across all phases and settings. The mission of the Chartered College to enhance teachers’ expertise through collaboration, access to high quality professional learning, career pathways and research is vitally important.
Strengthening QTS and Improving Career Progression for Teachers: Breakout Session Slides
29 Jan 2018 Slides from the recent DFE consultation event.
NaPTEC One day Seminar - University of Worcester (23rd March)
26 Jan 2018 The topic of the seminar is on wellbeing and children's voices.
Using the ITT SEND Toolkit one day conference, Sheffield Hallam University (5th February
19 Jan 2018 The programme for the day is now available.
Report: University-led Teacher Education in England & the current HE policy context (Jan 2018)
18 Jan 2018
NASBTT:January Newsletter
11 Jan 2018 The latest newsletter from NASBTT is now available.
National Education Service Seminar: 7th March
8 Jan 2018 Registration for places is now open and further details are below.
AET National Conference 2018
5 Jan 2018 The National Autism Conference Central Hall, Westminster.27th February 20189.00a.m. – 4.00p.m
UCET-NASBTT Workshop: Training and Assessment Toolkit (17th April & 23rd April)
19 Dec 2017 FacilitatorsKim Francis, ITT ConsultantBea Noble-Rogers, ITT ConsultantFollowing the launch of the third edition of the Training and Assessment Toolkit in December 2017, the purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to take stock of where we are, as providers of ITT, in terms of securing consistently accurate assessment of trainee teachers’ progress linked to the impact they have on pupil learning and progress over time.
UCET-NASBTT Workshop: Using the ITT SEND Toolkit (Monday 15th Jan & 5th February)
19 Dec 2017 FacilitatorsAnita Devi, Director of Anita Devi Ltd.Margaret Mulholland, Director of Development & Research at Swiss Cottage School.The workshop aims to:• outline how you can evaluate, develop and refine your own practice with both the Carter Review and the ITT Framework in mind; • demonstrate how to use the information to strengthen you SCITT’s Ofsted Profile.
Welsh in Education: Action Plan 2017-21/ Y Gymraeg mewn addysg: Cynllun gweithredu 2017-21
18 Dec 2017
DFE Letter to UCET: Proposal and Consultation on QTS
15 Dec 2017 Proposals and consultation to strengthen QTS.
OfSTED Annual Report 2016-17
14 Dec 2017 Ofsted’s annual report for 2016/17 has been published today. The section on ITE can be found on pages 47 – 48, paragraphs 76 – 83.
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
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
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.