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Promoting Quality in Teacher Education


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
Job Opportunity at UCET: Policy & Liaison Advisor (June 2017)
23 Jun 2017 UCET is currently recruiting for the role of Policy & Liaison Advisor.
Teaching British Values event (BERA History SIG) 7th July 2017
21 Jun 2017 Teaching British Values event (BERA History SIG) 7th July 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'.
DFE: Expressions of Interest for ITT models & Online Information Session (May 2017)
13 Apr 2017 In her speech at the ASCL conference on 10 March 2017, the Secretary of State announced:“I will be inviting expressions of interest from providers with innovative teacher training models - school-led, universities and partnerships between the 2 - that can ensure more high-quality new teachers reach the schools and areas that need them most. Successful bidders will be rewarded with the same 3-year certainty in training allocations that I already awarded to the best-performing ITT providers this year, enabling them to look forward, plan and invest in the infrastructure to deliver more high-quality training in the future.”This EOI exercise will open in the week beginning 8 May 2017 and remain open for 3 weeks. Ahead of the exercise opening, there will be an online information session. This teleconference and presentation will take place on 26 April 2017 from 13.00-14.00, providing an opportunity to ask questions.
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.
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/
UCET Christmas Newsletter (December 2016)
8 Dec 2016 A summary of UCET's academic year to date
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.
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
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 (June 2016)
29 Sep 2016 Ofsted report on the ITE inspections between September 2015 - August 2016
Official ITE statistics (September 2016)
22 Sep 2016
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.