Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

ITE Primary & Early Years Forum

Chair: Jan Ashbridge (University of Cumbria); Vice-Chair: Aimee Quickfall (Bishop Grosseste University)

The Primary and Early Years forum meets termly to discuss the range of administrative, policy and pedagogic issues relating to the initial education of teachers in the primary and early years sectors. Termly meetings are supplemented by morning symposia which look at particular issues in greater depth, and often include expert speakers from outside organisations. Key topics for discussion often include: OFSTED inspection procedures; partnerships between schools, early years settings and universities; safeguarding; application of the teaching and EYTS standards; and the supply of teachers to the primary and early years sectors.

Presentations from previous morning discussions are available to download below.


Jan Ashbridge