Sam Freedman's open letter to the new ed sec: ‘Start by improving teacher recruitment and retention’

January 15, 2018 |

This open letter by Sam Freedman in the TES published 12th January 2018 A former adviser to Michael Gove, who has since become a director of Teach First, writes to Damian Hinds Dear Damian, By now, you’ll have realised that the most annoying aspect of becoming a secretary of state is the deluge of unsolicited, condescending,…

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Teacher training agency failed to prove that grants were used properly

January 12, 2018 |

This article in the TES 11th January 2018 The National Audit Office has said it cannot be sure that NCTL grants have been used as they were intended. The government agency responsible for teacher training has been criticised by a spending watchdog for failing to show that taxpayers’ money has been used correctly. The National College for…

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'Teacher recruitment and retention must be a priority for new education secretary Damian Hinds'

January 12, 2018 |

This article by Natalie Perera in the TES published 10th January 2018: It’s likely Damian Hinds will focus on flagship Conservative reforms – but these can only happen if there are teachers and leaders in schools to implement them, writes EPI director Natalie Perera Judging by the reaction on Twitter, Justine Greening’s forced departure from…

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Teaching School KIFs

January 11, 2018 |

Those of you who work with Teaching Schools will be interested to note that we have had the following advice from the DfE: Alliances should only report on trainees that they are responsible for and are part of their ITT offering. Work done toward ITT training for other alliances can be recorded as CPLD activity.…

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Vacancy for Secondary SCITT Leader – Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT

January 11, 2018 |

Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT are seeking to appoint a Secondary SCITT Leader.  The advert can be found here.  The closing date is Friday, 2nd February 2018.

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In-tray: Nine issues for the new education secretary

January 10, 2018 |

This article by Martin George in the TES published 8th January 2018: Damian Hinds will have to get to grips with issues the Department for Education is already consulting on Justine Greening’s replacement Damian Hinds will have to follow the priorities of 10 Downing Street and make a series of decisions on important issues as he…

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Vacancy for Assistant Headteacher and Course Leader – Manchester Nexus School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

January 10, 2018 |

Manchester Nexus School-Centred Initial Teacher Training are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher and Course Leader.  You can find the information here: advert, job description and letter to applicants.  The closing date is Monday, 29th January 2018.

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OfSTED Letter to Partnerships

January 10, 2018 |

The January letter from Angela Milner can be found here Letter to Partnerships – January 2018

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Press Release: NASBTT welcomes Damian Hinds appointment as new education secretary

January 9, 2018 |

This can be found here

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Damian Hinds replaces Justine Greening as Secretary of State for Education

January 9, 2018 |

Here are some links to articles introducing our new Education Secretary. Damian Hinds becomes education secretary   SchoolsWeek Who is Damian Hinds? TES Damian Hinds: 9 facts about the new education secretary SchoolsWeek Not a surprise John Howson

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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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