Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

Post-16 Forum

Chair: Lynn Senior (University of Huddersfield); Vice Chair: Joanne Elliott (University of Portsmouth)

The UCET Post-16 Forum provides a space for colleagues to keep up to date with national developments in the field of generic teacher training and specific training for those who teach in the FE and learning & skills sectors. It provides an opportunity to comment on and influence new policies, and initiatives that affect post-14 learners. The committee meets three times a year on Fridays, usually with an invited speaker of national standing to address the group at morning symposia. Key discussion topics include: the ongoing implications of de-regulation, and the importance of retaining an appropriately qualified teaching force in the sector; the delivery and further development of the Diploma for Education and Training; the role of teacher education in relation to QTLS; and the implications for post-compulsory teacher education of the OFSTED inspection process. Regular discussions take place between members of the forum and colleagues from the Education and Training Foundation.

Presentations from previous morning discussions are available to download below.


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Lynn Senior

Lynn Senior is the Director of the Education and Training Consortium at the University of Huddersfield, and is responsible for the Lifelong learning initial teacher training programmes that are offered across the partnership.

She has been involved in teacher education for the last 20 years and prior to that worked in a Further Education College as a lecturer on BTEC, GNVQs and other post 16 qualifications. Her research interests are around vocational education and vocational pedagogy and she has authored several books on 14-19 policy and practice and vocational pedagogy.