DfE: Core Induction Programmes

September 9, 2020 |

The Early Career Framework (ECF) underpins a step change in support for early career teachers, providing a funded entitlement to a structured 2-year package of high-quality professional development. Due to the disruptions to Initial Teacher Training this year, the Department for Education has now published the ECF core induction programmes a year ahead of schedule.…

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ITT Core Content – Recommended Reading Resource

September 9, 2020 |

NASBTT are delighted to share the ITT Core Content – Recommended Reading Resource developed in partnership with the North East Partnership SCITT and Carol Hawman. This new area of our website offers a selection of research summaries, offering bite-size explanations of some of the key resources recommended by the ITT Core Content Framework and the…

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NEW SEND Toolkit

September 9, 2020 |

We are pleased to share our new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Toolkit with members. Developed in partnership with nasen, this Toolkit has been designed to offer SEND support, resources and guidance to providers. This Toolkit has been broken down into key areas and easy to use sections and delivered in a modern user-friendly…

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A warm ‘welcome back’ to the new academic year

September 7, 2020 |

The NASBTT team would like to extend a warm ‘welcome back’ to the new academic year. I know that for so many of you, it will feel as if the last term never really ended and the impact of COVID19 has meant an interrupted Summer break with very little relaxation to be had. On behalf…

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ITT Core Content Framework: Exemplification Resources

September 7, 2020 |

The ITT Core Content Framework: Exemplification Resource is a document facilitated by the DfE and created by a broad set of ITE colleagues with the help of the ITT Associates. The aim of this document is to help the ITT Sector navigate implementation of the ITT Core Content Framework by sharing helpful approaches and examples…

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Andrew Hall: Safeguarding Briefing – 1st September 2020 (KCSIE)

September 6, 2020 |

The Government has now published the new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education. For ease, I’ve zipped up both KCSIE Full Document and the standalone Part One for quick download here: KCSIE September 2020 FULL AND PART ONE.zip The gov.uk page is here: Keeping Children Safe in Education September (2020)

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Verifying copies against the original documents

September 3, 2020 |

Providers who have accepted scanned copies of any documentation as part of their recruitment process (in accordance with the advice to verify via video link) are reminded that seeing the original certificates at the earliest opportunity is the recommended approach, as this ensures that all necessary steps have been taken to ensure that the documents…

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DTTP Team: Guidance

September 1, 2020 |

We have had the following advice from the DTTP Team: You will still be able to register the trainee as normal in Aug/Sept. and request a TRN.  There is a value “delayed due to COVID19” within the GCSE drop-down.  Providers need to select this. The GCSE field should be updated once they meet the required…

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Teacher Apprenticeship update: End point assessment (EPA)

August 25, 2020 |

The COVID-19  temporary discretion applied to end point assessment (EPA) has been extended to 31st December, 2020: To help providers reduce the impact of COVID-19 on their initial teacher training (ITT) provision, alternative arrangements are being put in place for the lesson observation element of the EPA. These are extraordinary measures which we are taking…

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National STEM Learning Network: Support for SKE

August 14, 2020 |

If you have applicants who are due to begin their teacher training in September but would benefit from some subject knowledge development prior to starting, STEM Learning can provide this support over August. We have the following courses available: Computing: The National Centre for Computing Education offers fully-funded subject knowledge courses through its flexible learning…

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DfE: SKE Q&As

September 25, 2020 |
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Q: What should I do if I have a candidate who I have identified needs SKE? Can I still make them a conditional offer?  We would encourage you to think carefully about whether a candidate requires an offer conditional on SKE.  If you do make an offer conditional on the completion of a SKE course we…

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DfE: Critical worker status update

September 24, 2020 |
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Trainee teachers do have ‘critical workers’ status within the revised and updated ITT guidance issued earlier this month, however, ITT mentors and tutors are considered visitors to a school and are not critical workers. Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)  

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NASBTT Annual Conference 2020 – Compassion, Flexibility and Trust

September 21, 2020 |
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Tuesday, 24th November, Wednesday, 25th November and Thursday, 26th November 2020 Delivered online via Zoom across three days Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our 2020 Annual Conference will be delivered online via Zoom across three days. We are planning an exciting programme of keynote speakers. Confirmed speakers include: Dame Alison Peacock – Chartered College of Teachers Hannah Wilson…

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NFER: ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on Initial Teacher Training – Implications for Teacher Supply in England’ report

September 21, 2020 |
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Despite the surge in applications to ITT and an increase in retention, teacher supply gaps are unlikely to close fully this year. We were delighted to support Jack Worth, Natasha Armstrong and the team at NFER with insights to support their analysis of data in the important report into the impact of Covid-19 on ITT.…

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Ofsted: Initial Teacher Education Update

September 20, 2020 |
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Initial Teacher Education Ofsted Update September 2020 Welcome back to the autumn term. Hopefully you have had some well-deserved rest over the summer. The aim of Ofsted’s Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Update is to provide ITE partnerships with the latest Ofsted information, guidance and relevant links. If you are no longer the identified provider’s representative…

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DfE: New Immigration System: new guidance and developments

September 20, 2020 |
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Information below provides an update on developments around the new immigration system.  New immigration routes will open later this year for people who are not UK or Irish nationals to live, work and study in the UK from 1 January 2021. Online Guidance 4 pieces of guidance have been published this week for overseas teachers,…

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DfE: Delay to confirmation of SKE package for Academic Year 2020/21

September 15, 2020 |
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Ahead of the start of the next ITT recruitment cycle we are writing to share some important information about Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses. We have written to SKE delivery organisations today to inform them that we do not expect to confirm the SKE package available for candidates for ITT courses starting in 2021 until…

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STEM Learning: Launch support for ITE providers

September 14, 2020 |
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STEM Learning, in discussion with several ITE providers, has developed a dedicated page for ITE, where we are grouping quality-assured resources and content that may be of particular use to trainee teachers and their providers. This includes links to our teacher standards pages, for primary and secondary level, which contain resources to help exemplify and…

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Andrew Hall Safeguarding: Zoom Security Update

September 14, 2020 |
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Last week Zoom implemented two-factor authentication to make video conference safer than ever. Enabling this feature also helps to prevent ‘zoombombing’. If you have an account you should enable multi-factor authentication as soon as possible – even if you’re not currently using it. To enable multi-factor authentication, log in to your Zoom account online by…

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UCAS: Teacher Training bulletin – upcoming dates for your diary

September 10, 2020 |
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Following the close of Apply 1 on Monday, we’re fast approaching the end of the 2020 cycle and start of the 2021 cycle. Below are the key dates you need to know, and details of how to take part in our next regional forums. 2020 Cycle key dates 20 September: Last date for Apply 2…

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