ITT reform: partnership grant (Dec 22)
How initial teacher training (ITT) providers awarded accreditation for 2024 can apply for a grant to establish a new partnership.
Please see full detail on the DfE website via the link below:
A brief summary of key points can be found below:
- There is no prescribed structure of partnerships, although the following roles must be covered: accredited provider (with overall responsibility, accountability etc); lead partners (operational and strategic roles in regards to recruitment & curriculum design); and placement schools (offering placements and supplying mentors).
- All partners can be involved in the development of ITE programmes, and accredited providers might in some cases want to delegate aspects of programme design.
- ITE curricula must be delivered consistently across partnerships but can be contextualised to meet local needs.
- Providers should cease marketing SD fee-paying programmes for 2024 onwards, although SD lead schools can continue to have a lead role within partnerships in regards recruitment, programme design etc.
- Accredited providers can request that their accreditation be kept ‘dormant’ for up to two years if they choose to work as delivery partners with another accredited provider. Such providers will have to go through ‘readiness to deliver’ checks should they want to reactivate their accreditation.
- Partnership grants will be available to providers who form partnerships to deliver ITE in named regions. The amounts are: £10,000 for providers with fewer than 49 students; £15,000 for those with between 50 and 249 students; and £20,000 for those with more than 250 students.