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Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

Press Release: UCET calls for a reinvigoration of teacher professionalism

Summary

The Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) is urging all political parties fighting the General Election to commit to boosting the quality, status and professionalism of teachers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 30 October 2019

UCET calls for a reinvigoration of teacher professionalism

The Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) is urging all political parties fighting the General Election to commit to boosting the quality, status and professionalism of teachers. To this end it is calling for:

UCET’s Executive Director James Noble-Rogers said:

“It is time the political parties reaffirmed and strengthened their commitment to teacher professionalism. It is unacceptable that children in schools and students in colleges of further education can be taught by unqualified and untrained teachers. This has to change. It is also essential that all new teachers receive structured early professional development that builds on and complements their initial training. This will make them even better teachers and help to retain them in the profession. Some progress has been made on this. More needs to be done”.

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Notes to editors

For further enquiries, contact James Noble Rogers on: 07801 851 307

Website: www.ucet.ac.uk

UCET is an independent, professional organisation funded solely by its member institutions, i.e. universities and university-sector colleges in the UK involved in teacher education, all of which are represented on its Governing Council and its Standing Committees.