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OfSTED Insight newsletter
The latets research and findings from OfSTED.
DfE: Overseas' Teaching Qualifications in England
On 1st February, the DfE open their service to nine new countries, alongside those eligible now. Further details are below.
KNSTE conference: Developing a Sense of Belonging (28th March 2023)
Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education conference on 28th March 2023 (1-4pm), FREE and online via Teams. Please see full details below, including how to book and the attached flyer.
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).
Teacher Development Ofsted Update
The latest teacher development update from OfSTED.
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.
TEAN Conference 2023 – Call for Contributions Happy New Year! (deadline 6th January)
The Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) is an active professional development network of teacher educators, across the UK and beyond, which supports sharing of innovative practice and research in teacher education and development. The 2023 TEAN Conference will welcome delegates to our highly regarded, face-to-face research and professional development event in Manchester on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th May 2023.
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.
CALL TO ACTION: UCET Teacher Education Student Census
The Equalities Subgroup of UCET has been working on a student census to build a picture of the demographics of teacher education students across England. The reason for collecting this is to develop a transparent understanding of who is undertaking courses to become a teacher and where there is underrepresentation so that, as a sector, we can target our response in an informed manner to ensure that we have a teaching community that is representative of our communities.
AY 2022/2023 - ITT Census data (1 December 2022)
National and provider-level information about the numbers and characteristics of new entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in England in the training year 2022/23; and 2022/23 PGITT targets. The statistical release also includes information on numbers and characteristics of new entrants to early years ITT.
National Primary Teacher Education Council: events calender 2023
NAPTEC have a series of exciting events planned in 2023. Please see the details below and attached flyer.
Golden Thread or Gilded Cage? An analysis of Department for Education support for the continuing professional development of teachers
An analysis of Department for Education support for the continuing professional development of teachers, prepared by the Continuing Professional Development Forum of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers. The executive summary and a copy of the full paper are attached.
Initial Teacher Training (ITT): Reform Funding Guidance for organisations seeking funding to support with ITT reforms
This publication provides guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) on how to apply for funding to aid in the delivery of reformed Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from the academic year 2024 onwards.
Policy paper: International qualified teacher status (iQTS): inspection policy
The Department for Education's policy for the iQTS inspection regime.
James Noble-Rogers' address at our Annual Conference
James Noble-Rogers' address at our Annual Conference on 2 November, 2022
NASBTT Partnership Directory
Following a number of requests from members, NASBTT is pleased to provide NASBTT and UCET Members with access to our Partnership Directory, this directory lists accredited providers who are open to partnership discussions.
Education Policy and Research Service Blog September 2022
The Education Policy and Research Service blog by Helen Aberdeen, Director of the School of Education, University of Bristol.
UCET's statement on the outcomes of Round 1, Stage 2 of the Market Review
Please see the statement below.
NFER Report: Comparative analysis of teacher attrition rates in England and Wales
A new report from the National Foundation for Education Research on teacher attrition rates in England and Wales.
The Improvising Teacher: Reconceptualising Pedagogy, Expertise and Professionalism (Routledge) by Nick Sorensen (Bath Spa University)
The Improvising Teacher Reconceptualising Pedagogy, Expertise and Professionalism by Nick Sorensen, Bath Spa University, UK Series: Routledge Research in Education. The Improvising Teacher offers a radical reconceptualisation of improvisation as a fundamental element of teacher expertise. Drawing on theories of improvisation and expertise alongside empirical research, the book argues for a broader cultural shift in the way we understand teaching and teacher professionalism.
TeachVac Report: The Labour Market for Teachers in England January to July 2022 A period of unprecedented turmoil
The latest report from TeachVac from Professor John Howson, Chair, TeachVac.
DfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (July 22)
The latest Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the DfE.
ICET Report 2022
Report of the 2022 World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching, held at Bath Spa University on 21-23 June 2022
UCET Forums and Committee Dates 2022-2023
The UCET Forum and Committee dates for academic year 2022-2023.
DfE: Get into Teaching brochure (June 2022)
The classroom needs you! Continue your engineering and materials science career by getting into the classroom and use your skills and passion to inspire the next generation.
Experiences of Imposter Syndrome: participants request
Corrina Richards is a doctoral research student at the University of East London researching the phenomenon of 'imposter syndrome' for teacher educators in ITE and is looking to hear about any experiences. Please see the attached poster and information leaflet if you would like to participate in this research project.
ITT: How to apply to become an accredited provider (Round 2 guidance - May 2022)
Round 2 guidance for organisations seeking accreditation to deliver ITT from the 2024 to 2025 academic year 23 May 2022
Attachment Research Community: membership offer
For many Virtual Heads and EP services, developing the capacity of schools to meet the needs of their children is a key issue, on a national level. Many have used ARC membership as their starting point and a means of connecting local practice to a national agenda focused on children’s mental health and well being. With many schools going the extra mile and developing best practices, making a huge difference to children’s lives and futures, ARC has extended its membership offer. This newly developed offer now includes a bespoke self assessment tool in the ARC Matrix, a development plan framework and audit resource and an ARC Pathway model, specifically designed to support school settings, to begin and continue their journey to becoming attachment and trauma aware; as well as align with Ofsted criteria.
Information for ITE students wishing to register to teach in Northern Ireland
A new NISTR solution will be launching for the new academic year 2022/23 for the benefit of all substitute teachers and school users. This innovative system is currently in development through the Education Information Solutions (EdIS) programme. It is vital that you are registered and that your details are up to date on the current system. All users will be automatically transferred to the new system ahead of the new school year.
TEAN Conference (final call) 'Talking Points' NEW Call for Registrations
The 2022 TEAN Conference event will be held on Thursday 05 and Friday 06 May 2022. Following the popularity of our discussion 'TEAN Talking' webinars, it has been suggested that we add a new dimension to this year's conference and are welcoming abstracts for current research and innovative practice hot topics as 'Talking Points' for discussion!