Promoting Quality in Teacher Education


UCET December 2023 newsletter
UCET Christmas 2023 newsletter.
DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (November 2023)
The latest Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the DfE.
The impact of training bursaries on teacher recruitment and retention: An evaluation of impact and value for money (by Dawson McLean, Sarah Tang and Jack Worth)
This research provides evidence on the long-term effectiveness of bursaries for improving teacher recruitment and retention and their cost effectiveness compared to other policy options.
Flexible ITT Delivery Network
The Flexible ITT Delivery Network, an initiative designed to promote collaboration, knowledge sharing, and support among diverse ITT providers.
International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education: Volume 12, Issue 4
Details of a special issue of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education: Volume 12, Issue 4.
BERA Conference 2024 and WERA Focal Meeting, 8-12 September 2024, University of Manchester
Details of the BERA Conference 2024 at the University of Manchester including key dates on submission dates for abstracts, bursaries and more.
DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (September 2023)
The DfE Teacher Recruitment Bulletin for September 2023.
New Core Content Framework toolkit from the University of Bristol
Details of the University of Bristol's new Core Content Framework toolkit resource, part of the Education and Policy Research Service (EPRS) with an exclusive discount to UCET members.
2023 - 2024 LGBT+ Educators Network
The network meets half-termly online and is a valuable resource and community for LGBT+ educators
Quality CPD for Schools, Universities, trainee teachers, ECTs, returning teachers and support staff
Quality CPD for Schools, Universities, trainee teachers, ECTs, returning teachers and support staff From: Professor Helen Bilton University of Reading 30.8.23.
New CCF toolkit and updated Bristol Guide from the University of Bristol
The University of Bristol’s Education Research and Policy Service (EPRS) is a well-established subscription service which offers monthly summaries of key education policy and research and weekly updates. The EPRS already includes an annually updated toolkit, enabling ITT trainers to use key summaries as a teaching and discussion resource.
Survey & PhD research: teacher-mothers and the retention of teachers with young children
Madelaine Best is currently undertaking research at the University of Reading's Institute of Education, under the supervision of Dr Karen Jones and Professor Grace James. The aim of the research is to improve the retention of teachers with young children in the school workforce. The link to the survey (15 mins max) is below.
UCET Forum and Committee Dates for AY2023-2024
The dates for the UCET forums and committees for 2023-2024
NASBTT: Subject Development Resources sessions 2023-2024
On Tuesday, 13th June 2023 NASBTT held an Espresso Event – Subject Development Resources taster session for NASBTT and UCET Members. If you missed the session and are interested in finding out more about NASBTT’s Subject Development Resources and how they can support and develop trainees subject knowledge, you can access a recording of the Espresso Shot Networking Event.
Attachment Research Community: ITT CCF commentary launch
A draft article on the ARC's review of the CCF.
TSP: Intensive Training and Practice Modules
TSP is soon to launch a suite of T-ITaP modules to meet the new Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Intensive Training and Practice (ITaP) requirement. TSP’s T-ITaP modules have been carefully designed and tested to offer opportunities for trainees to engage with realistic scenarios focusing on foundational aspects of the ITT curriculum. TSP’s T-ITaP modules are built on a solid foundation of recent and relevant research.
UCL, IoE, Curriculum Subject Specialism Research Group (CSSRG) talk: “Learning to live together justly: Critical harmony and conflict in civic education” - Li-Ching Ho, Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
This talk focuses on how civic and social studies education curricula and school-based experiences can help young people learn how to live together justly in diverse societies. Drawing on the concept of critical harmony, I make a case for a conception of social and civic education that moves beyond focusing on the rule of law, on social contracts, on human rights, and on issues of justice and equity, but instead centres relationality, balance, reciprocity, and mutual accommodation.
Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education: final report (April 2023)
Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education (MQuITE) was a six-year, Scottish Government-funded  study which involved co-investigators from all 11 University providers of ITE along with the General  Teaching Council for Scotland. The project sought to address two research questions: 1. How can quality in ITE be measured in a Scottish, context-appropriate way? 2. What does this measuring tell us about aspects of quality in different ITE routes in Scotland?
Universal Credit and trainee teachers
A short note on Universal Credit eligibility for fee-funded trainees, including a link to further information.
CCF and ECF refresh: call for evidence
UCET is pleased to respond to the call for evidence for the review of the Early Career Framework (ECF) and the Core Content Framework (CCF).      This evidence should be considered alongside that submitted by our member institutions, the higher education institutions involved in initial and continuing teacher education, and educational research.
DfE – Teacher Recruitment Bulletin – March edition
The March edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the DfE.
International Relocation Payment
Details of the international relocation payment, which is being piloted in 2023/2024.
NASBTT: Mentor Development Modules offer
Details of the mentor development modules offered by NASBTT in response to the 2024 mentoring requirements.
Attachment Research Community: Spring newsletter
The latest newsletter from the Attachment Research Community is available to read below.
Diverse Educators toolkit for ITTE providers
A new DEI toolkit for ITTE Providers curated by Dr Adam Brett.
Gordon Kirk Travel Scholarships: 2023 applications open
The Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) offers scholarships of up £2,000 to allow colleagues from UCET member institutions to investigate aspects of teacher education or undertake educational research in one or more overseas universities/HEIs or, from this year onwards, for colleagues from overseas HEIs to undertake research in partnership with UCET member institutions. The scholarships are named in honour of our former Academic Secretary Gordon Kirk, and are supported using funds generously donated by the former trustees of the Hewett Driver Trust.
DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (January 2023)
The latest edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the DfE.
ITT Reform: DfE Partnership Grant webinar (Jan 23)
A copy of the PP slides from the DfE partnership grant webinar, held on Monday 16th January 2023. A link to the recording of the event can also be accessed (see details below).
UKLA reading list for ITE UG and PG trainees (CCF)
Are you looking for current books and research to help you support an ambitions and rigours English curriculum that delivers and goes beyond the Core Content Framework? At UKLA we have gone though our extensive collection of quality resources to create a list that might provide a useful support for your reading lists for under-graduates and postgraduates.
NAPTEC: 2023 calendar of events
Dates and details of forthcoming events from NAPTEC for 2023. Details of how to register will be available soon.
UCET Christmas Newsletter 2022
The UCET Christmas newsletter for December 2022 is now available to read below.
DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (December 2022)
The latest Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the DfE.
OfSTED: Teacher Development Update (December 22)
The latest teacher development update from OfSTED.