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NASBTT Learn: the online CPD learning platform for trainee teachers and ECTs
Following the launch of NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules, NASBTT Learn, the online CPD learning platform for trainee teachers and ECTs is getting an upgrade. As well as our range of popular training courses NASBTT is adding 24 new learning modules that map to the CCF.
DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (February 2024)
The latest teacher recruitment bulletin from the DfE.
DfE: New ITT criteria 2024/2025 (February 2024)
Details of the new ITE criteria for 2024/2025, published 15th February 2024.
DfE: managing international applications Q&A
DfE responses to providers' questions about the volume of applications from international candidates.
DfE: ITT Reform Grants
FAQs on the ITT reform grants.
DfE: Teacher Degree Apprenticeship and funding pilot (February 2024)
An update on the announcement of a new route into teaching, which will launch this Autumn: the Teacher Degree Apprenticeship (TDA).
NFER: Ethnic Diversity in the teaching workforce: an evidence review
A new report from the National Foundation for Educational Research on ethnic diversity in the teacher workforce
DfE: the new CCF and ECF (January 2024)
UCET's official statement on the new ECF and CCF framework and a new blog from Professor Clare Brooks at Cambridge University which is being posted on the UCET website for information without comment.
ICET: 65th World Assembly (Braga, Portugal)
Theme: Enhancing the Teaching Profession through Quality Teacher Education: Purpose, Policy and Practice in Times of Teacher Shortage. Please see the attached flyer.
DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin( (January 2024)
The latest edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the DfE (January 2024)
Gordon Kirk Travel Scholarships: 2024 applications open
Applications are now open for the Gordon Kirk Travel Scholarship award. Full details of how to apply are below. The closing date for applications is 31st March 2024.
NASBTT: new ITAP video resources for ITT providers & online workshop (16th Jan 2024)
NASBTT Membership | Events | Mentor Development Modules Dear UCET Members, NEW Intensive Training and Practice Video Resources to support ITT Organisations NASBTT is pleased to have worked with the Department for Education (DfE) and led the creation of six new provider-friendly video resources on Intensive Training and Practice (ITaP). These thematic videos captured ITT providers’ early exploration of different approaches to ITaP and are designed to help providers to prepare for the expectations for September 2024. View the ITaP Video Resources Intensive Training and Practice (ITaP) – Member Workshop Tuesday, 16th January 2024 9.30a.m. – 1.00p.m. Delivered online via Zoom This session will bring together the key themes emerging from providers’ early exploration of different approaches to ITaP, helping providers to prepare for the expectations for September 2024. We will explore emerging successes and challenges and share examples of different approaches. This session will also provide multiple opportunities for engagement and discussion with peers via breakout rooms. Delegates attending this workshop will have the opportunity to explore a range of possible approaches to designing and implementing ITaP in a range of different contexts. Book your place Kind regards, The NASBTT Team The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers, NASBTT * Please consider the environment and don't print this email unles
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
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.