Remote Quality Assurance/Observation

October 19, 2020 |

NASBTT has recently comissioned a piece of work to provide members with advice regarding Remote Quality Assurance and Observations and Covid-19 restrictions.  This was shared with members at the Espresso Shot Networking Event on Thursday, 15th October 2020.  Members that were unable to attend the event can view the presentation and guidance doc in the…

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DfE: Remote lesson observations/moderation and local Covid alert levels

October 19, 2020 |

Providers may find the following guidance useful as they discuss carrying out lesson observations and moderation remotely. It is up to the ITT provider to agree with schools in their partnership if it is appropriate to remotely observe or moderate trainees’ teaching in school. They will need to come to an agreement that respects the…

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Andrew Hall Safeguarding: Recruiting Overseas Teachers from January 2021

October 19, 2020 |

The government this week published guidance about recruiting teachers from overseas once the UK has left the EU. The guidance says that when recruiting teachers from outside the UK including individual EU countries, in addition to the usual checks, schools: ‘can ask candidates for a teaching position to provide proof of their past conduct as…

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Covid-19 and the classroom: what has been the impact on NQTs/trainees?

October 15, 2020 |

Last month the Education Support charity published a new report on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of education staff which revealed “a profession feeling unsupported and unappreciated”. The report, Covid-19 and the classroom: working in education during the coronavirus pandemic, found that half of the UK’s school teachers (52%) say…

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DfE: ITT Financial Incentives 2021/22

October 13, 2020 |

DfE have now announced the financial incentives for ITT courses starting in 2021/22. Full details are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-initial-teacher-training-itt/funding-initial-teacher-training-itt-academic-year-2021-to-2022 We are offering tax-free bursaries of £24,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics. Scholarships worth £26,000 tax-free will be offered in partnership with professional bodies for chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics. We are also offering a…

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Replacement OCR certificates

October 7, 2020 |

OCR stopped accepting requests for replacement certificates for pre-2000 results at the onset of lockdown. Since then, we have offered our Third Party Verification service as an alternative to any candidates who have approached us. This is an emailed confirmation of results sent directly to a prospective employer/university etc. on a candidate’s behalf. Any requests…

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DfE: Apply Team

October 7, 2020 |

All SCITTs who have told us they want to join Apply will be added to the service. Once a SCITT has confirmed their intent to join the service, our support team add their courses to Apply. There is a list of courses on Apply (which we understand many providers have been checking) that is automated…

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DfE: SKE Q&A’s

October 6, 2020 |

When will SKE courses be available? Following completion of the Spending Review, we will confirm the budget position and the approach to SKE for AY 20/21 including when candidates will be able to start a SKE course.  We expect this confirmation will be in late November/December. Will there be any changes to SKE funding for…

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DfE: Teacher Bulletin: rounding up the latest announcements and guidance

October 2, 2020 |

Support for new teachers The unique start to the autumn term this year has brought many challenges, and we know that can be daunting for those new to the profession. Here are some resources we think will support new teachers as they take the first steps into their new careers. We know nearly everyone who…

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UCAS Teacher Training bulletin – 30 September

October 1, 2020 |

Preparing for the 2021 cycle The 2021 cycle opens next month, and it marks the beginning of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Apply for Teacher Training university pilot, which will see both UCAS and the DfE offer application services. Many thanks to everyone who attended yesterday’s joint webinar with the DfE where we provided information…

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Remote Quality Assurance/Observation

October 19, 2020 |
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NASBTT has recently comissioned a piece of work to provide members with advice regarding Remote Quality Assurance and Observations and Covid-19 restrictions.  This was shared with members at the Espresso Shot Networking Event on Thursday, 15th October 2020.  Members that were unable to attend the event can view the presentation and guidance doc in the…

Read More

DfE: Remote lesson observations/moderation and local Covid alert levels

October 19, 2020 |
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Providers may find the following guidance useful as they discuss carrying out lesson observations and moderation remotely. It is up to the ITT provider to agree with schools in their partnership if it is appropriate to remotely observe or moderate trainees’ teaching in school. They will need to come to an agreement that respects the…

Read More

Andrew Hall Safeguarding: Recruiting Overseas Teachers from January 2021

October 19, 2020 |
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The government this week published guidance about recruiting teachers from overseas once the UK has left the EU. The guidance says that when recruiting teachers from outside the UK including individual EU countries, in addition to the usual checks, schools: ‘can ask candidates for a teaching position to provide proof of their past conduct as…

Read More

Covid-19 and the classroom: what has been the impact on NQTs/trainees?

October 15, 2020 |
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Last month the Education Support charity published a new report on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health and wellbeing of education staff which revealed “a profession feeling unsupported and unappreciated”. The report, Covid-19 and the classroom: working in education during the coronavirus pandemic, found that half of the UK’s school teachers (52%) say…

Read More

DfE: ITT Financial Incentives 2021/22

October 13, 2020 |
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DfE have now announced the financial incentives for ITT courses starting in 2021/22. Full details are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-initial-teacher-training-itt/funding-initial-teacher-training-itt-academic-year-2021-to-2022 We are offering tax-free bursaries of £24,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics. Scholarships worth £26,000 tax-free will be offered in partnership with professional bodies for chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics. We are also offering a…

Read More

Replacement OCR certificates

October 7, 2020 |
Posted in

OCR stopped accepting requests for replacement certificates for pre-2000 results at the onset of lockdown. Since then, we have offered our Third Party Verification service as an alternative to any candidates who have approached us. This is an emailed confirmation of results sent directly to a prospective employer/university etc. on a candidate’s behalf. Any requests…

Read More

DfE: Apply Team

October 7, 2020 |
Posted in

All SCITTs who have told us they want to join Apply will be added to the service. Once a SCITT has confirmed their intent to join the service, our support team add their courses to Apply. There is a list of courses on Apply (which we understand many providers have been checking) that is automated…

Read More

DfE: SKE Q&A’s

October 6, 2020 |
Posted in

When will SKE courses be available? Following completion of the Spending Review, we will confirm the budget position and the approach to SKE for AY 20/21 including when candidates will be able to start a SKE course.  We expect this confirmation will be in late November/December. Will there be any changes to SKE funding for…

Read More

DfE: Teacher Bulletin: rounding up the latest announcements and guidance

October 2, 2020 |
Posted in

Support for new teachers The unique start to the autumn term this year has brought many challenges, and we know that can be daunting for those new to the profession. Here are some resources we think will support new teachers as they take the first steps into their new careers. We know nearly everyone who…

Read More

UCAS Teacher Training bulletin – 30 September

October 1, 2020 |
Posted in

Preparing for the 2021 cycle The 2021 cycle opens next month, and it marks the beginning of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Apply for Teacher Training university pilot, which will see both UCAS and the DfE offer application services. Many thanks to everyone who attended yesterday’s joint webinar with the DfE where we provided information…

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