TeachVac's annual report of 2020. TeachVac remains the only independent free national vacancy service for schools and teachers acrossEngland. 2020 was its sixth year of operation and during the year it matched just over 55,000 vacancieswith teachers registered to use the site, at no cost to the public purse. In the secondary sector,TeachVac handles vacancies from both state-funded and independent schools.
The coronavirus restrictions introduced in the Spring term of 2021, are likely to impact on the amount of time that trainees will spend in schools, and the range of teaching experiences they will be afforded. As such providers need to consider how they can make recommendations for the awarding of QTS.
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.
The January edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (TRB) from the Department for Education (DfE). We have categorised the contents of this TRB below to help you navigate to the information you need.Please forward pertinent information on to your colleagues and ITT partners to help us share important information and updates during this busy and difficult time.
A summary of the aims and work of the new sub-group on how Inequalities based on race, class, gender, ability, sexuality and other protected characteristics (and intersectionality) affect the learning trajectories of children and young people. The full statement can be read below.
This toolkit has been developedby the sector, for the sector, andis intended to act as a helpfulguide for ITT providers. It setsout ways in which providersare approaching setting/schoolplacements in the currentCOVID-19 context. It builds onthe earlier placement paperpublished in July 2020, byproviding additional ideas andapproaches.Please note that the links withinthe document were correct at thepoint of publication. The links arefor illustrative purposes only anddo not constitute endorsementby the authors.
A new report ‘Making progress? The employment and retention of BAME teachers in England’, is published today by UCL IoE. Focusing on the retention of teachers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, it questions the idea that the education system in England is ‘making progress’ in terms of race equality in the case of these teachers.
Please note this is guidance issued by the DfE.The DfE have, at the suggestion of UCET and NASBTT, pulled together some existing guidance on GOV.UK that you may find useful as they discuss carrying out lesson observations or moderation remotely.
The new Student visa route, which falls under the UK’s new points-based immigration system, is now open for applications. This route is open to all international students (i.e. trainees on unsalaried ITT courses), including those from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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.
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.
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.