ISEC 2020: London – CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW OPEN

January 14, 2020 |

Published by: nasen Published on: 14th January 2020 Call for papers has reopened! But hurry, submissions close 31st January 2020.  nasen and UCL are both delighted to bring ISEC 2020 to the heart of London this year. The unique event that only takes place every five years will be between Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th August…

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DfE: Effective mentoring and a well-paced curriculum are key to high quality initial teacher education

January 12, 2020 |

Published by: Department for Education Published on: 10th January 2020 Research into initial teacher education (ITE) curriculum reveals effective mentoring and prioritising the needs of a trainee are two key indicators of quality. Today we have published research designed to develop and test a model that assessed the quality of an ITE programme’s curriculum. This will bring ITE inspection closer into…

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Schools Week: Employment and completion rates aren’t a good way to measure quality of ITE, finds Ofsted

January 12, 2020 |

Published by: Schools Week Published on: 10th January 2020 Outcome measures are not an effective indicator of the quality of initial teacher education, because the recruitment landscape means trainees are likely to get a job regardless of the quality of their training, Ofsted research has found. The education watchdog today released the second phase of its…

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John Howson: Problem not yet solved

January 9, 2020 |

Published by: John Howson Published on: 9th January 2020 Data from the second monthly report on applications and acceptances for postgraduate teacher preparation courses shows little overall change for last year. The trend is still not good, with 10,270 applicants domiciled in England as at 16th December 2019, compared with 10,820 on the corresponding date…

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Looking after you, your team and your trainees

January 9, 2020 |

Education Support is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff in schools, colleges and universities.  They offer a wide range of resources and services including a free and confidential helpline.  Don’t suffer in silence; this helpline is available 24/7 to everyone working in education (regardless of their…

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Launch of NASBTT Elevate My Maths (EMM)

January 9, 2020 |

We are happy to inform you that the online programme to diagnose and upgrade trainees’ maths skills, Elevate My Maths (EMM), has been launched and is currently being used by many ITT providers to support applicants’ success in maths.  If you have not yet registered to use EMM, we invite you to do so here.…

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Mental Health & Marketing Workshops for Administrators (London & Leeds)

January 9, 2020 |

Following requests at the recent Administrators’ Meetings, we are pleased to offer Mental Health and Marketing Workshops tailored to those in administrative roles.  Delegates have the option to book for the Mental Health Workshop, the Marketing Workshop or book for the full day at a discounted rate. Mental Health Workshop for Administrators (London) Wednesday, 11th March…

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#WomenEd & Chartered College of Teaching Early Career Teachers conference

January 9, 2020 |

Make a flying start to your career by connecting with #WomenEd and the Chartered College of Teaching in one inspiring conference. #WomenEd & Chartered College of Teaching Early Career Teachers conference Date And Time: Sat, 28 March 2020, 10:00 – 15:00 GMT Location: Cass Business School, University of East London, Water Lane, London, E15 4LZ…

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Vacancy: SCITT Programme Director – The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT

January 9, 2020 |

Application closing date: Monday 27th January 2020 – 12 noon Interviews: Thursday 30th January 2020 Start date: Monday 20th April 2020 (desired) Salary: Leadership Scale (L6-L10) Location: Dove House School Academy, Basingstoke, Hampshire Contract Type: Full Time 1.0 Contract Term: Permanent Job/Person Summary The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT is an accredited provider of school centered initial…

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DfE: New Year message from the Secretary of State

January 8, 2020 |

Published by: Department for Education Published on: 8th January 2020 Welcome back I was so proud to be appointed Education Secretary back in the summer – though that moment feels like an age ago now! I had a brilliant first few months meeting our fantastic teachers, social workers, lecturers and college staff. After five weeks…

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Upcoming changes at UK NARIC

February 25, 2021 |
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We wanted to let you know about some upcoming changes at UK NARIC. Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, UK NARIC will have to change from a NARIC (which is an EU-only title) to an ENIC (the wider European title for national recognition agencies) in order to meet the UK’s continuing treaty obligations…

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Corazon Health: Returning to Work – SOM Toolkit

June 15, 2020 |
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The Society of Occupational Medicine have created an informative and free toolkit to support businesses returning to work. View the toolkit here.

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DfE: Early years ITT requirements and supporting advice

May 11, 2020 |
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Updated advice for early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers and providers looking to offer early years initial teacher training (ITT). Information on the following requirements for early years ITT: accreditation entry levels training management and quality assurance employment-based Early years ITT requirements and supporting advice.  

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nasen: Condition specific videos

March 30, 2020 |
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nasen are pleased to share with members a suite of 12 videos made in conjunction with the Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY). Aimed at new teachers, the videos aim to provide an introduction to common SEND conditions. These videos will challenge stereotypes, signpost to high-quality information and share evidence-based practice. Starting this week, CfEY…

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TES: ‘I’ve never been more certain that I want to teach’

March 29, 2020 |
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Published by: TES Published on: 26th March 2020 PGCE student Peter Langdon may have lost a significant part of his teacher-training year. But, over the last two weeks, he’s also learnt the true value of a good teacher. On the first day of my PGCE course, my tutor at the UCL Institute of Education asked the…

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Coronavirus: Special considerations for ITT providers “protect the flow of new entrants into the profession”

March 26, 2020 |
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Release date: 25th March 2020 Emma Hollis, NASBTT Executive Director “In a period of our lives such as this, our first thought must be about the immediate public health consequences of the coronavirus. This is an unprecedented time, and last week saw the unprecedented government announcement that all schools will be closed to almost all…

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EEF: News Alert

March 23, 2020 |
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Published by EEF Publised on: 23rd March 2020   Covid-19: How the EEF is responding to school closures ‘We should be under no illusions about the potentially devastating impact that the combination of economic hardship and school closures will have on the poorest children and young people in our society,’ writes the EEF’s chief executive, Prof. Becky Francis.…

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Vacancy: Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Tutor

March 22, 2020 |
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SCITTELS (which stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training in East London Schools) is looking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Professional Tutor to work as a member  of our outstanding teacher training programmes. We are a consortium of schools within East London who work in close partnership to provide outstanding initial teacher training,…

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TES: How ITT can support teaching as a ‘team sport’

February 6, 2020 |
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Published by: TES Published on: 27 January 2020 Diversity among teacher training providers is good for all. But how do we ensure consistency, asks Samantha Twiselton. No one is born a great teacher, and every new teacher needs support. The range of providers offering initial teacher training in England is a huge strength. Diversity creates choice for schools and…

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Place2Be: Children’s Mental Health Week 2020

February 4, 2020 |
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Published by: Place2Be Published on: 4th February It will come as no surprise that many children can’t get mental health support in their school. That’s why this Children’s Mental Health Week, I am asking for support so Place2Be can reach more children who desperately need our help. Being available ‘on the ground’ makes a real difference and prevents…

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