Cash-strapped specialist teacher training hubs struggle to recruit

January 22, 2018 |

This article by Alix Robertson in SchoolsWeek 21 January 2018 Specialist teacher training hubs set up to tackle teacher shortages in languages, physics and maths are struggling to sign up recruits. One centre has even begun to target downsizing businesses in the hope that laid-off employees might switch to teaching. The national mathematics and physics…

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Training and Assessment Toolkit Workshops: April 2018

January 22, 2018 |

Following the launch of the third edition of the Training and Assessment Toolkit in December 2017, we will be offering workshops to provide an opportunity to take stock of where we are, as providers of ITT, in terms of securing consistently accurate assessment of trainee teachers’ progress linked to the impact they have on pupil learning…

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Using the ITT SEND Toolkit Workshop: Monday, 5th February 2018 in Sheffield

January 22, 2018 |

Missed our London workshop on Using the ITT SEND Toolkit last week?  We are running a repeat of this workshop in Sheffield on Monday, 5th February 2018 and still have places available. The booking information is available here.  

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ITE Inspection Workshops: March 2018

January 22, 2018 |

We are still taking bookings for the ITE Inspection Workshops in London and Sheffield in March.  Further details are available via the links below. Booking information: ITE Inspection Workshop – Wednesday, 14th March 2018 Booking information: ITE Inspection Workshop – Tuesday, 20th March 2018

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Drive to raise education standards in areas most in need

January 19, 2018 |

This news story published by the Department for Education on 19th January 2018 New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in areas most in need. Raising education standards by supporting underperforming schools and offering young people more opportunities to make the best of their lives are at the…

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Everyone who works in a school should be trained in mental health, report finds

January 18, 2018 |

This article from Henry Hepburn in the TES 17th January 2018. This may be about Scotland but it seems likely something like it will be brought forward in England. Everyone who works in schools – including janitors and catering staff – should be trained in mental health, according to an organisation which has concerns that many…

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NCTL can't be sure teacher training grants used correctly, warns auditor

January 18, 2018 |

This article by Alix Robertson in Schools Week 11th January 2018: So many teacher training providers failed to produce accurate data about their trainees that the National Audit Office has said it cannot be sure funds are being used correctly and so has given a negative judgement of the National College for Teaching and Leadership…

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Vacancy for SCITT Programmes Lead – Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance (YTCA)

January 18, 2018 |

Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance (YTCA) are seeking to appoint a SCITT Programmes Lead.  You can find the advert here or on the school website here.  The closing date is Wednesday, 31st January 2018.

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House of Commons Briefing: ITT in England

January 15, 2018 |

This House of Commons Library Briefing provides information on initial teacher training (ITT) in England, including the different ITT routes, the sources of financial support for trainees, and recent policy developments.

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Scope for Safer Recruitment and GDPR training

January 15, 2018 |

Following the administrators’ meeting on Friday, 12th January 2018, there appears to be an appetite for further training on Safer Recruitment and GDPR.  We would like to scope your interest in offering such training.  If you are interested, please can I ask you to register your interest here.

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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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