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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).
Forthcoming NaPTEC and UCET Events: 17th and 24th March
24 Feb 2017 'Mentoring and coaching for an enduring primary career' (17th March, Worcester & 24th March, London). Places limited but still available.
NPQs update
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
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.
ICET Conference 2017 - Registration Open
19 Jan 2017 The ICET 2017 conference registration is open.
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.
Dr Lynn Machin (UCET Travel Scholarship winner) paper presented at a Higher Education conference in Asia (12th December 2016)
19 Dec 2016 "An exploratory case study of the transference of skills and dispositions used by a newly qualified teacher"
Education Leadership Symposium 2017: 'The Future of Learning: the future of schools' - registration open/ call for proposals (deadline 15th January 2017)
19 Dec 2016 Registration for the Education Leadership Symposium (6-8th September 2017 in Zug, Germany) is now open. Calls for proposals (deadline 15th January 2017). Proposals can be submitted through Conftool. For more information, please see www.educationsymposium.net/registration/submission-of-proposal/
Ofsted's Education and Skills Annual Report 2016 (20th Dec 2016)
19 Dec 2016 A link to the Education and Skills Annual Report (2016)
National Literacy Trust (December newsletter)
12 Dec 2016 This month we launch our new Hub in Stoke-on-Trent, announce the first round of signatories of the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2017 and begin our Christmas card campaign.
UCET Christmas Newsletter
8 Dec 2016 A summary of UCET's academic year to date
ICET November newsletter
2 Dec 2016 ICET November monthly newsletter
UCET press notice
2 Dec 2016 UCET concerns about lack of ITT data
UCET Annual Conference 2016 Photographs (Nov 2016)
2 Dec 2016 Photographs of the UCET Annual Conference 2016
DFE Programme on the training of returning teachers (22nd Nov 2016)
22 Nov 2016 A new pilot (on the model of a previous pilot) by the government to encourage returner teachers who are not in the state sector or in another profession to return to the classroom.
Promoting Inclusion, Transforming Lives: International Conference 2017, Dundee Scotland (14-16 June 2017): registration and call for abstracts
22 Nov 2016 People with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) touch our lives in a way that challenges us to reflect on the way we care, the way we interact as communities and how we connect as human beings. This conference will provide an interface for research, practice and policy that supports this concept but for a wider population of people who are also currently excluded from communities, and an opportunity to share work and ideas that transform lives and communities.
The Schools Leadership Challenge report
14 Nov 2016 The report suggests there will be a shortage of up to 19,000 school leaders (heads, deputy heads and assistant heads) in England by 2022, and that one in four schools will be affected by this shortage. The problem is more acute for secondary school, especially those in coastal, rural and deprived areas.
Towards a new topography of ITT
27 Oct 2016 This new topography of initial teacher training in England challenges the claim that teacher preparation can be neatly packaged and that there are two simple options: university (HEI) or school based training. This paper identifies and maps the multiple new routes to qualified teacher status (QTS).
"Post-Compulsory Teacher Educators: connecting professionals" by Jim Crawley (Critical Publishing, 10 October 2016)
17 Oct 2016 This book provides a call to action for post-compulsory teacher education professionals, both in the UK and internationally, to unite around key principles and practices. The professional, educational and funding turbulence experienced by post-compulsory teacher education since 2008 has been significant. Austerity financing and increasing government intervention have provided many new and difficult challenges. At the same time evidence is building that the quality of teaching is the most important contributor to the quality of learning and achievement, and teacher education is demonstrably one of the most important influences on that teaching quality.The mainly workplace-based partnership model of teacher education used in the post-compulsory education (PCE) sector resonates well with a number of key current developments in the UK and broader field of teacher education. PCE teacher educators are particularly well placed to tell their story and share their vision of a better future for teachers through their own experiences, values and principles. Written by a range of post-compulsory teacher educators, the text therefore is an informed and passionate argument for:improving the professional recognition of teacher education and teacher educators;demonstrating how teacher education already connects teaching professionals into an engaged and collaborative professional community;providing strategies to enact this vision through connected, democratic professionalism.This
Consultation Report: 'Teacher Supply: Recruitment, Retention, Shaping the Future'
13 Oct 2016
'Becoming a Teacher Educator' -8th Tean Conference Workshop, 11-12th May 2017
13 Oct 2016 A three part workshop for new Teacher EducatorsIntegrated with a conference on Teacher EducationatThe 8th TEAN Conference 11th and 12th May 2017Teacher Education Advancement NetworkAston Conference Centre, Birmingham
National Literacy Trust newsletter (October 2016)
11 Oct 2016 This month we release the results of our Picture the Poet initiative, introduce an exciting Roald Dahl competition and share details of the new Premier League Primary Stars programme.
College of Teaching September Newsletter (Sept 2016)
3 Oct 2016 In this newsletter you can read our write up of the second #LearningFirst conference, organised by Julie Lilly and our CEO-Designate, Professor Dame Alison Peacock. We also have a continuation of the Professionalisation of Teaching series, featuring an article on development through dialogue by Anthony Luby from Bishop Grosseteste University. Then we have our usual coverage of events where you can find us and of what people have been saying about the College on Twitter recently
DfE Press Release: Teaching Excellence Framework (29 Sept 2016)
29 Sep 2016 Details of how universities will be rated under the second year of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) published today.
NCTL allocations methodology and bursary support information (29 Sept 2016)
29 Sep 2016 NCTL details of the ITT allocations methodology and bursary information for 2017/18. Full details can be accessed using the links below.
Ofsted ITE inspections and outcomes
29 Sep 2016 Ofsted report on the ITE inspections between September 2015 - August 2016
Education Policy Institute - September Newsletter 2016
26 Sep 2016 A detailed report on grammar schools and social mobility.
Official ITE statistics
22 Sep 2016
TEAN - 8th Annual Conference 2017 - Call for Papers
19 Sep 2016 Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th 2017 (Deadline for submissions: 16th January, 2017)Venue: Conference Aston, BirminghamPlanning for the 8th TEAN conference is underway and now is the time to start thinking about your submission for this conference dedicated to teacher education. We are presenting a two day conference for you again this year and look forward to a wide range of papers from you.
2016/17 FE ITT Bursaries and SKE - guidance now available
16 Sep 2016 Guidance for 2016/17 FE ITT bursaries and SKE.
"Innovation in ITE workshops" (TEAN conference, now booking)
13 Sep 2016 These workshops will give you the opportunity to consider a variety of questions in order to generate ideas with colleagues in a supportive environment. The aim of each workshop is that participants leave with at least the outline of an innovation they might develop within their institutions. Our focus will be on initial teacher education for formal education, from early years through primary to secondary.
ICET 61st World Assembly - Call for Proposals (June 2017)
6 Sep 2016 ICET 61st World Assembly Call for Proposals - Rethinking Teacher Professional Education: using research findings for better learning
Teach First's Progression Report and Twitter Discussion
16 Aug 2016 Teach First’s new Progression Report, examining the changes needed to each of the main school leavers routes to make sure that they work for every child, no matter their background. We will be highlighting the three key routes over the next few weeks, starting with universities, then moving onto apprenticeships and finishing with employment.
College of Teaching: July Newsletter
1 Aug 2016
Society for Education and Training: QTLS status for September 2016
1 Aug 2016 Information from SET on enhanced QTLS status from 2016.
JNR: Report on ICET Annual Conference, Jamaica, 18-21st July 2016
1 Aug 2016
Stern Report on the REF
28 Jul 2016
Latest ITT Performance Data
28 Jul 2016
STeP Journal - Summer 2016 Issue
25 Jul 2016 TEAN is very pleased to publish the summer issue of the STeP journal (Student Teacher Perspectives) – now available online. This issue highlights Jill Porter, Highly Commended in the Critical Writing Prize 2016 awarded by Critical Publishing and Rachel Kurtz, Winner of the Critical Writing Prize 2016 awarded by Critical Publishing
IFS Report: Longer Term Costs of Different Routes into ITT
15 Jul 2016 Some key results from the report are:1. The new supply side model of recruiting trainee teachers is out of step with those of 'high performing countries'2. ITE providers need a system of allocations that allows them to plan in the longer term3. For most schools, the benefits of involvement in ITT outweigh the costs (although 30% of SD salaried primary schools felt otherwise).4. The cost-effectiveness of bursaries in attracting and retaining teachers needs to be evaluated 5. Further research is needed on whether an increase in SL routes will make teacher shortages worse.6. More account should be taken of regional need when allocating training places.7. Perceived high quality of trainees is consistent across all routes.8. Low mobility across schools implies that an increase in SL training could have implications for schools who can't participate in SL training and their ability to recruit NQTs. Those qualifying through SL routes are in general less mobile, while HEI UGs are the most mobile.9. Primary retention rates five years after qualifying range from 58% to 61% for HEI PG and highest for GTP (65-68%, although this might not translate to SD salaried).10. Secondary five year retention rates vary from 37-44% (Teach First) to 56-62% (GTP & SCITT), with 51% to 44% for HE PG.11. Other than for Teach First, the average cost to government of different routes into teaching for secondary trainees is about the same (£18-£24k).12. For prima
Ofsted Report: 'Unknown children destined for disadvantaged'
14 Jul 2016 This report will be of interest to ITE partnerships offering early years ITT and early years QTS training
FES Report - Risks of Extremism (FE/Post-16)
14 Jul 2016
Guidance: Letter from Nick Gibb to the Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group
12 Jul 2016
Guidance: Letter from Teachers’ Professional Development Expert Group
12 Jul 2016
Guidance: Standards for teachers' professional development: implementation guidance
12 Jul 2016
Guidance: Standard for teachers’ professional development (July 2016)
12 Jul 2016
NCTL statement on recruitment of overseas trainees post referendum (8 July 2016)
8 Jul 2016 NCTL - non-UK EU national and EEA citizens advice
NCTL - advice on self-funding for non-supported trainees (7 July 2016)
7 Jul 2016 Non-supported trainees - advice on funding from NCTL
UCET's response to EU Referendum
5 Jul 2016
ETF workforce data on FE reports: available 17 June
17 Jun 2016 The Education and Training Foundation today published its annual series of reports on the FE and training sector workforce in England, across all provider types. These latest reports describe the workforce during 2014-15. This work provides robust data and helps organisations and policy makers make informed decisions around workforce.
Moving Forward Together Conference: Childhood and Education
17 Jun 2016 Final Booking Reminder: deadline Monday 20th June.
Requesting ITT places: 20172018
16 Jun 2016 Guidance from the National College of Teaching and Leadership on the process of requesting ITT places for 2017/18
Post-16 PCET and SKE Bursaries - BIS guidance
16 Jun 2016 Interim guidance from BIS regarding the 2016/17 recruitment process
Public Accounts Committee report into teacher training: UCET response
10 Jun 2016 UCET welcomes the PAC report and calls on the government to address the issues it raises as a matter of urgency.
IDPA Bulletin June 2016
2 Jun 2016 • Update from around the regions• Promoting IPDA• Our 2016 conference and a save the date for our 2017 conference• IPDA journals• Becoming an IPDA book reviewer• An opportunity to apply for an IPDA Research Scholarship, IPDA Prize• Updating your details on the IPDA platform
IT Best Practice Workshop
20 May 2016 Best Practice Workshop at Teaching London, The LDBS SCITT, Kilburn, 29th June 2016.
Reimagining Further Education - One-day conference on creating the future of the Education and Skills sector
12 May 2016 Reimagining Further Education conference on 29 June 2016 in Birmingham.
James Noble-Rogers in My Academy Magazine on Education White Paper
9 May 2016 The Education Excellence Everywhere white paper published in March has potentially huge implications for those involved in teacher education, be they schools, universities, SCITTs or, of course, trainee teachers themselves.
A critique of the White Paper by the editorial board of Forum
4 May 2016 A detailed critique of the White Paper, written by the editorial board of Forum, the academic journal devoted to the promotion of comprehensive education from age 3-19.
National Teaching Service - deadline extended to 23 May
27 Apr 2016 The Department for Education has launched the National Teaching Service , a new programme designed to match top teaching talent to schools that need it most, and it is now open for applications!
TDA Integrated Language Film
1 Jul 2010 A 2009 film on Integrated Language Learning was produced by Oxford Brookes University which shows the impact that teaching science through French can have on children’s language skills