Promoting Quality in Teacher Education


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.
TDfE: Teacher Recruitment Bulletin (May 2023)
The May edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the Department for Education (DfE).
MetaCognition in Action: a one-day conference for Senior Leaders and Teaching and Learning Leads
A one-day conference for Senior Leaders and Teaching and Learning Leads. UCET members can use the promo code for a 20% discount if booking by the 9th June.
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.
Stormbreak Connect: A new primary ITE programme and resource in children’s mental health for pre-service teachers
Stormbreak is a charity that supports children’s mental health, equipping them with sustainable skills and coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life. The stormbreak approach supports trusted adults to help enable and empower children to understand how and when to regulate their feelings and emotions. To do this, movement is used as an integral pedagogical approach.
Edge Hill University/NFER/Education Endowment Foundation: Year 2 mathematics intervention effectiveness research trial
Edge Hill University in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation and the NFER are running a Year 2 mathematics intervention effectiveness research trial, participant schools are particularly needed in South Tyneside, Durham, Teeside, Derbyshire, Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, East Sussex.
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.
UCET Spring newsletter 2023
The UCET Spring newsletter 2023 is available to read now.
DfE – Teacher Recruitment Bulletin – March edition
The March edition of the Teacher Recruitment Bulletin from the DfE.
NASBTT's new mentoring partnership with The Chartered College of Teaching
NASBTT is pleased to have agreed a partnership with The Chartered College of Teaching to raise awareness of, advocate and promote their sector-leading mentor development initiatives.
International Relocation Payment
Details of the international relocation payment, which is being piloted in 2023/2024.
NASBTT: Mentor Development Modules - exclusive rate for UCET members
NASBTT’s Mentor Development Modules offer a flexible suite of training resources that can be embedded within existing elements of your mentor training. Modules will be available as taught modules delivered by licenced providers or as online self-directed study.
NASBTT: Mentor Development Modules offer
Details of the mentor development modules offered by NASBTT in response to the 2024 mentoring requirements.
Attachment Research Community: Spring newsletter
The latest newsletter from the Attachment Research Community is available to read below.
Diverse Educators toolkit for ITTE providers
A new DEI toolkit for ITTE Providers curated by Dr Adam Brett.
Chartered College launches new chartered pathway for mentors
School-based mentors have a vital role to play in developing teachers’ professional knowledge and classroom practice, particularly for student and Early Career Teachers, helping them to flourish and to stay in the profession. The Chartered College of Teaching has today launched a new route to Chartered Status for mentors, which will celebrate this essential role, and recognise their expertise and accomplishments.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.