UCET Market Review Response (July 2021)
22 July 2021
There are some parts of the Market Review proposals which we support in principle. We agree that: ITE programmes should be informed by the most up to date and robust research; there should as far as possible be consistency between ITE curricula and the experience of student teachers in school; and that mentors should have a key role in the delivery of ITE programmes and should be both properly trained and adequately resourced. We also acknowledge that government, or another regulatory authority, has both a right and responsibility to hold ITE providers to account and to ensure a measure of consistency, although not uniformity, in the way that new teachers are trained and educated.
This response will be accompanied by a more detailed paper about the proposals and underlying assumptions relating to the quality requirements.