Welcome back to the autumn term. Hopefully you have had some well-deserved rest over the summer.The aim of Ofsted’s Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Update is to provide ITE partnerships with the latest Ofsted information, guidance and relevant links. If you are no longer the identified provider’s representative for your ITE partnership, please pass on to the relevant colleague and contact us with their details via the ITE@ofsted.gov.uk mailbox.
A copy of the latest assessment of the labour market for teachers in 2020. TeachVac remains the largest free platform for teacher vacancies in England. In 2020, more than 43,000 vacancies for teaching posts in England have so far been listed on TeachVac, along with more than 60,000 vacancies in 2019.
These resources were collated by DFE on the basis of suggestions made by a selection of ITT providers. They were not produced by UCET and are not endorsed or otherwise by UCET.The ITT Core Content Framework (CCF) published in November 2019, defines the minimum entitlement for all trainees and places a duty on ITT providers and partner schools to work to embed this in programmes from September 2020. This document includes resources that complement those in the references section of the CCF (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-itt-core-content-framework).
Chris Gibbons is Director of Inside Inclusion and has over 15 years’ experience developing and delivering inclusion and anti-discrimination strategies across a range of industries in the private, public and voluntary sectors in the UK and around the world. From boardrooms to classrooms, he has helped organisations put diversity and inclusion at the heart of what they do and understand the moral, commercial and legal benefits of creating an inclusive culture.
The purposes of this guidance is to give UCET members some suggestions about things they might like to consider when carrying out risk assessments and making decisions about the placement of ITE students in schools during the current Covid 19 Pandemic. This advice is contingent on any future decisions or guidance from relevant statutory authorities.
The new issue of CollectiveED, including a paper by Caroline Daly, Margaret Mulholland and Julie Greer on "Why schools should continue to provide placements for trainee teachers? A think piece working paper"
This document has been developed by the sector for the sector, and is intended to act as a helpful guide for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers by setting out some ideas about how to approach delivery in the current context, together with examples of what some providers are doing already.
ITT Recruitment1) Guidance Updates for all ITT Partnerships2) Summer Recruitment Service3) Important Changes to the Professional Skills Tests4) Changes to the Database of Trainee Teachers and Providers (DTTP) and July updatesSupport available5) Associate support for accredited ITT providers6) COVID-19 ITT course extension funding7) Teaching Vacancies ServiceProgramme Updates 8) Now Teach Network & Programme Update9) Cognition Education Programme Update10) Maths and physics chairs programme – trainees available for September 202011) Future Teaching Scholars: an opportunity to fill maths and physics vacancies.12) Recruit International Teachers for STEM and MFL13) Extra support for school early career teachers14) Teacher Subject Specialism Training (TSST) coursesITT 202115) Preparing for the DfE Apply for Teacher Training service
UCET's statement on the Systematic Synthetic Phonics and the OfSTED ITE inspection. The new Ofsted Framework for the Inspection of ITT Providers in England has been recently published and it is clear Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) continues to be central to the government’s approach to the teaching of early reading and must be covered in all primary ITE programmes. It is also required to be covered through references in the 2012 teacher standards (Part 1, Pg. 11) and the Core Content Framework (Pgs.6; 14 & 15). The new Ofsted Framework for the Inspection of ITT Providers in England has been recently published and it is clear Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) continues to be central to the government’s approach to the teaching of early reading and must be covered in all primary ITE programmes. It is also required to be covered through references in the 2012 teacher standards (Part 1, Pg. 11) and the Core Content Framework (Pgs.6; 14 & 15). SYSTEMATIC SYNTHETIC PHONICS AND THE OfSTED ITE INSPECTION
NFER’s annual Teacher Labour Market report series, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, aims to monitor the progress the school system is making towards meeting the teacher supply challenge by measuring the key indicators and trends of teacher supply and working conditions. This second annual report presents data from a range of sources, which together highlight the trends that describe the teacher supply situation, up to 2018/19.
The Chartered College has launched the Early Career Hub; an indispensable resource packed with articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage created by teachers and academics, aligned to the Early Career Framework and Teachers’ Standards and tailored to the needs of early career teachers. The Early Career Hub is available free to all student teachers and NQT members of the Chartered College and builds on our extensive early career support, including Accelerate, early-career events and our upcoming Early Career Framework Handbook.
Nearly half of all teachers in England are teaching pupils from diverse backgrounds, and superdiversity in schools is becoming the norm. Therefore, ensuring that student teachers are prepared to meet the needs of pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) as part of their initial teacher education (ITE) is essential, due to the need to ensure that their teaching practices are fully reflective of diversity, equity and inclusion.
This webinar will explore the implications of the DfE’s ITT Core Content Framework (CCF) for the design of initial teacher training programmes with a focus on preparing student teachers to work in diverse multilingual classrooms and to meet the learning needs of their current and future English as an Additional Language (EAL) pupils. It will introduce a guidance document produced by The Bell Foundation to support ITT programme leads and tutors as they review and redesign their organisation’s ITT curriculum in line with the ITT CCF.
The latest news and updates from CollectiveED at Leeds Beckett University. Details of the current research into coaching and mentoring during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in the attached PDF, along with the full update of events and information.
In November 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) launched a new teacher training application service, Apply for teacher training.Apply for teacher training is now live, and is already being used by 110 providers to recruit candidates to over 1500 courses.
Online realistic classroom scenarios for ITT trainees, developed from a new project at the University of York. Please see the details below and attachment. Contact Professor Robert Klassen if you would like more details on how to use the scenarios.
It has now been confirmed that this year's TEAN conference will be postponed due to the Corona virus and will now take place in 2021. Please see the message below from Linda Shore at the LED Research Centre, University of Cumbria.
Mandatory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT). This guidance is for:accredited ITT providers and their partner schoolsorganisations seeking ITT accreditationOfstedThis guidance sets out what accredited ITT providers must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.
Nick Gibb's Letter that has sent out to all providers of teacher training about the announcement that the Apply for Teacher Training pilot has started. Also attached below is a proposition pack with some FAQs about the pilot.
Please click on the link to access the new ITE core content framework, which has just been published. It will apply to all ITE programmes from September 2020. UCET and NSBTT will be supporting our respective memberships plan for its implementation. The framework will be the subject of a session on Wednesday at next week’s UCET conference. Please could those planning on attending the session bring copies with them, in print or on electronic devices, and be prepared with questions.
DfE have been working alongside a large number of schools to develop the ‘Manage School Experience’ service. Schools can use the service to offer and manage school experience placements for prospective trainee teachers.The new service can be used as a marketing and recruitment tool to advertise teacher training opportunities.