"The object of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) is the advancement of education of pupils/children in schools through the raising of standards and development of high-quality learning and teaching."
"Coming in to this industry knowing nothing about ITT, NASBTT gave me a safe haven where I could learn, network and develop my skills. Great trainers and a helpful team, I feel NASBTT provides an invaluable support for providers. Someone to always turn to and when you mostly work alone I can't understate how important that is."
Elizabeth Smith, Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust, SCITT
The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) is a registered charity committed to promoting high quality schools-led programmes of training, education and professional development of teachers.
Our Members include SCITT providers, School Direct Lead Schools, Teaching School Hubs and HEIs as well as a range of other organisations involved in the education and professional development of teachers. We have more than 225 Members representing in excess of 10,000 individual trainees.
NASBTT is the voice of schools-led initial teacher training and represents our Members’ interests, ensuring that sector views are shared in order to inform future policy decisions. Our representation and advocacy work is informed through consultation with our Members and by key priorities for the sector which have included the market review/future of school-based ITT, curriculum design and assessment, mentor development, Early Career Framework/ECT support, NPQs, subject knowledge enhancement, mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion and SEND.
Executive Director Emma Hollis is a respected voice on ITT at national and regional levels. Emma attends ministerial briefings and regular meetings with DfE representatives and other key stakeholders. She actively supports groups such as the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Teaching Profession and the Initial Teacher Training Advisory Group; this has resulted in direct input to, and influence on, government policy. In addition, Emma, the NASBTT team and our Trustees feature in education sector media and regularly contribute at national education events, conferences and workshops.
Our regular surveys give our Members the opportunity to share their views and insights on policy developments and the latest on-the-ground issues, challenges and opportunities facing the ITT sector. As part of our ‘Member Voice’ series, Members and their trainees have the opportunity to contribute their insights and learnings. Case studies and ‘Provider Perspectives’ highlighting individual view points and approaches are a regular feature at NASBTT events, where we also encourage and facilitate networking, collaboration and sharing of best practice across the sector.
In addition to representation, NASBTT provides Members with access to an extensive range of resources, publications and services to support the management and delivery of initial teacher training. Members can access personalised support, advice and guidance, events, training and tailored CPD.
The object of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) is the advancement of education of pupils/children in schools through the raising of standards and development of high quality learning and teaching by:
- Promoting programmes of initial training, education and professional development of teachers;
- Representing, supporting and developing schools-led/driven teacher training;
- Facilitating co-operation/communication between member institutions;
- Providing a forum for sharing information and evidence-based research;
- Representing the interests of schools-led initial teacher training (ITT) provision in relation to the development, implementation and influencing of national policy to the extent this is permissible within the legal framework for a charity in England and Wales;
- Supporting those with responsibility for the overall management of schools-led ITT provision, schools and other institutions present or future.
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Registered Charity Number: 1176171