Promoting Quality in Teacher Education


Education and Training Foundation newsletter (June-July)
A copy of the latest ETF newsletter.
UCET Summer 2020 Newsletter
A copy of the UCET Summer 2020 Newsletter is now available to read
Global Education Monitoring Report 2020 - Inclusion and Education: All Means All
Three new reports from UNESCO on inclusion and education
Musical chairs: Understanding and tackling COVID-19 disruption to the teacher recruitment market (June 2020)
A report from The Gatsby Foundation on teacher recruitment during the Pandemic and the implications for NQTs.
UCET statement on the Core Content Framework and OfSTED inspection framework (23rd June 2020)
UCET's statement position on the announcement made today in respect of the Core Content Framework and the OfSTED inspection framework.
OfSTED: ITE Consultation Engagement 2020: FAQs
The results of the recent consultation engagement in an FAQ. A PDF copy is also available to download below.
Coronavirus: ITT Course Extensions Funding Manual for 2019/2020
The government announced, on 7 April 2020, arrangements for the recommendation of qualified teacher status (QTS) for trainee teachers whose courses have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These arrangements set out that trainees making adequate progress towards the teachers’ standards and who continue to participate in their initial teacher training (ITT) course should be recommended for QTS at its conclusion. This will enable them to enter the workforce as newly qualified teachers in autumn 2020.
NFER Report - Teacher Labour Market
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.
Education and Training Foundation Newsletter (June 2020).
The latest copy of the Education and Training Foundation's newsletter.
Chartered College of Teaching: launch of the Early Career Hub online resource for trainee teachers
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.
The Bell Foundation: ITT Evidence-informed EAL content recommendations for ITE curricula in line with the ITT Core Content Framework
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.
Quality Teaching for EAL learners in the ITT Content Framework - webinar 21st May
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.
CollectiveED (Leeds Beckett University): May 2020 update & research project on coaching & COVID-19
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.
DfE’s Apply for teacher training: FAQs
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.
Chartered College of Teaching Newsletter
The latest newsletter from the CCT including a collation of COVID-19 resources and online resources to support the sector.
Education and Training Foundation newsletter (April-May 2020)
The latest copy of the ETFs newsletter.
Council for Subject Associations: launch of online directory (28.04.2020)
News today of the launch of an online directory of all the Subject Associations that support each subject taught in schools, plus listings of organisations that provide further support.
Fitness to Teach: optional guidance to support ITT providers
Optional guidance to support ITT providers in respect of occupational health requirements, funded by UCET & NASBTT.
Call for Papers: Mentoring in Times of Crisis, Pandemics and Social Distancing
A special issue of the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.he deadline for Submissions is November 16 2020
Equivalency Testing options
BCU have developed and on-line GCSE equivalency option which is available to other ITE providers.
Scenario-Based Learning
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.
DfE: Coronavirus - updated guidance, links and helpline for ITE providers (07.04.2020)
The latest guidance from the DfE for ITE providers regarding the Coronavirus. Please scroll down to see further links and also a helpline telephone number and email contact.
DfE: Impact of COVID-19 on applicants (England only - 06.04.20)
Please click on the link below on the Get into Teaching website for today’s DfE guidance to ITE applicants.Further guidance for providers is expected at any time.
BERA Spring Newsletter
BERA Spring newsletter, which is now available to read online via the link.
UCAS Teacher Training Bulletin
The latest updates, information, analysis and results from UCAS.
Education and Training Foundation Newsletter (March-April 2020)
The latest edition of the newsletter from the ETF is now available.
TEAN 2020 Conference: postponed until 2021
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.
DfE Coronavirus: Advice for ITE providers (updated 27th March 2020)
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.
UCET Spring Newsletter 2020
A copy of the UCET Easter newsletter is now available to read. The text of the newsletter is available below for those on mobile devices, and a PDF download at the bottom of the page.
DfE statement on the Coronavirus and ITE
DfE statement on the Coronavirus and ITE which supersedes the holding advice issued by UCET and NASBTT on Friday.
Coronavirus Well-Being Hub launched
The General Teaching Council for Scotland have launched a new well-being hub for teachers and student teachers to help support them through the Corona virus. Follow the link below for more details.
DBS Checks and Coronavirus: a guide
Guidance on how to carry out DBS check remotely
Education and Training Foundation newsletter (Feb-March 2020)
The new Education and Training Foundation newsletter is now available to read.
DfE: Apply for Postgraduate Teacher Training Pilot
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.
DfE: Funding for T-levels announcement (7th February)
The DfE have announced additional funding support for providers for T-levels.
OfSTED Consultation: ITE education inspection framework and handbook
Ofsted seeks your views on our proposals for changes to the initial teacher education inspection framework and handbook September 2020.This consultation closes at11:45pm on 3 April 2020
UCET Christmas Newsletter 2019
A copy of our Christmas newsletter with news of what has been happening at UCET this Autumn term and more widely.
Conference Call for Papers - Education for STEAM
Conference on Education Quality the University of Ibn Zohr in Morocco has developed a strong profile advancing the case for the scholarship of learning and teaching. This year the Conference will take place from 19th-21st March 2020 inclusive. The theme for this year’s research and learning experience is ‘Managing STEAM – Innovation, Inclusion and Education Quality’.
Mary Russell
A tribute to Mary Russell, former executive director of UCET (1967-2004) who has sadly passed away.
DfE: New ITT Core Content Framework published
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.
Promoting School Experience: increasing ITT applicants
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.
Press Release: UCET calls for a reinvigoration of teacher professionalism
The Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) is urging all political parties fighting the General Election to commit to boosting the quality, status and professionalism of teachers.
UCET Travel Scholarship Report: early influences on teacher identity
Dr Martin Hagan's (St Mary's University College, Belfast) report on the early influences on teacher identity.
BERA Blog: ITE content and the work of the content advisory group (JNR)
JNR's blog in BERA this week on the work of the ITE content advisory group.
DfE Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (October 2019)
Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2020 to 2021
Funding guidance for schools and ITT providers for 2020 to 2021 including bursaries, scholarships and salaried route grants.
NAPE: Rosemary Evans Bequest Award
Are you a recently qualified early years or primary teacher (QTS gained since June 2016)?Are you keen to reflect on your professional development as a classroom practitioner?Are you keen to get something published in an educational journal and add it to your CV?If so, we hope you will be interested in the Rosemary Evans Bequest Award to be given on an annual basis to the best article received for publication in Primary First from a recently qualified teacher.
Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Conference 06 & 07 May 2020 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
In Manchester in May 2020 will be the 11th annual TEAN conference. TEAN (teacher education advancement network) is an independent professional learning community for teacher educators across the UK, Europe and beyond
DfE Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (September 2019)
ICET 2019 Report
UCET's report of the 63rd ICET World Assembly in Johannesburg, South Africa
The Bristol Guide and the Document Summary Service: 10% discount for UCET members
Two ‘must-haves’ from the University of Bristol’s School of Education: The Bristol Guide and the Document Summary Service
UCET Summer Newsletter 2019
DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (July 2019)
A platform for all those involved in ITE to find resources and develop their practice.
Cognition Education: government funded work placement programme
Cognition Education is delivering a government funded work placement programme, aimed at providing final year undergraduates and students studying for a postgraduate qualification with a paid 40-hour work experience placement in a Further Education setting.