A one-day conference at Keele Hall, Staffordshire, which will explore dialogue and reasoning in teacher education. During this conference there will be three guest speakers and an array of workshops throughout the day. Some of the workshop themes included will be ‘Thinking Moves’, ‘Philosophy for Children (P4C)’ and ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’.
Two weeks ago, the Government published further guidance for iQTS teacher training providers, placement schools overseas, trainees and mentors on GOV.UK. The DfE are now inviting accredited English initial teacher training (ITT) providers to join an iQTS pilot to test and improve design and delivery of the iQTS qualification.
The Get school experience service is active again for the start of the 2021 to 2022 recruitment cycle. You can promote your school and advertise both in person and virtual experiences to candidates. Demand for schools offering experience is highest in areas around Cornwall, Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol, and Norwich, but we welcome all schools to join the service, as there is steady demand from candidates throughout England.
A new research study on racial equality in the teacher workforce in England will explore the under-representation and career progression opportunities in the teaching profession among people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
The University of Bristol, School of Education run two education products, the Bristol Guide and the Education Policy and Research Service. UCET is pleased to endorse both as valuable resources for trainee teachers and school staff. We have a partnership agreement whereby members can claim a 10% discount on both the Guide and subscriptions to the EPRS.
The purpose of this paper is to brief UCET members and others about the reported conduct and emerging outcomes of the OfSTED inspections of ITE provision that have been taking place since the Spring of 2021 and to make suggestions for ITE providers on the handling of these inspections.
An article in the online journal, The Conversation, by Keither Parker and Professor Matthew Clarke (Yorks St. John University) on the DfE's ITE Market Review proposals and their impact on the intellectual basis of the profession.
A request to submit claims for any trainees who will be continuing their training in Autumn 2021 as a result of not having had sufficient opportunity to evidence adequate progress towards the Teachers' Standards due to COVID-19 disruption to the course. Please see the attached claim form.
The purpose of this paper is to:
• Explain the current organisational and regulatory structures of initial teacher education (ITE) in England
• Consider the implications of the DfE’s Market Review of ITT
• Articulate the particular contribution that the higher-education (HE) sector makes to teacher education
• Identify ways in which higher education institutions can support MATs, teaching school hubs and others in regard to teacher education.
The IDSR is a PDF document showing data for Ofsted inspectors to use when preparing for and during inspection. The IDSR is designed to align with the Initial teacher education (ITE) inspection framework and handbook and to provide inspectors with insights into data published by DfE and collected by Ofsted.
Statutory Induction is changing
After a challenging year for trainees, it is more important than ever new
teachers receive the best possible support at the start of their careers.
The Early Career Framework ECF reforms are designed to ensure that early
career teachers develop the skills and confidence they need. If your school offers
statutory induction, you will need to replace your current induction process
with this new funded programme of professional development and support.
Since July 2020, we have held a quarterly Diversity Roundtable with national stakeholders invested in, and committed to, a system-wide strategy for collaborating on a DEI strategy in our schools. We collectively wrote to the DfE, the SoS, the NSC and the Equalities Team on March 1st. We are yet to receive an acknowledgement to our concerns. We have agreed to publish the letter as an open source, in the hope that we can move this conversation forwards.
The past year has seen a heightened focus on issues of
teaching, learning and support for pupils, teachers and
parents/carers in schools, following the Covid pandemic.
This document lays out the recommendations and rationale
of the signatory organisations for policymaking in England
to support recovery and build resilience for all members of
the school community, and especially the most vulnerable, in
order to improve performance, mental health and wellbeing
and to narrow attainment gaps.
Researchers in the School of Education, the University of Nottingham are looking for Primary ITT course directors and creative art specialists to contribute to their project of arts and creativity teaching in ITT.
Changes to the statutory induction arrangements. The revised statutory guidance underpinning induction comes into force from September 2021. It has been significantly updated since the previous version (issued April 2018).
This document has been produced ‘by the sector’ and ‘for the sector.’ It provides a selection of exemplification resources related to the CCF. It is designed as an introductory document for providers to use with their trainees and the colleagues who provide them with expert mentoring and support. It provides links to readily available resources which support each of the ‘learn how to’ emboldened statements in the ITT Core Content Framework (CCF). Each emboldened statement is set out under the relevant section of the Teachers’ Standards, following the CCF layout. Some of the resources are applicable to more than one of the Teachers’ Standards.
The new Teach Best website and Twitter link. These form part of our campaign in respect of the review of the ITT market. Please engage with the website and twitter link and share with your contacts. Many thanks to those of you who supplied case studies and logos
The latest information from the DfE on the eligibility for SKE. In December 2020 the Department confirmed, as part of the SKE package for academic year 20/21, that ITT candidates who have a degree in their chosen ITT subject awarded in the previous 5 years are not eligible for SKE. These candidates should have the required level of subject knowledge, or be able to top up their knowledge, without a DfE funded SKE course.