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 update

August 14, 2020 |

Current position on SKE allocations for information The recent increased interest in teaching and surge in demand for teacher training has been reflected in a surge in demand for SKE. Between April and July, we have seen a big increase in candidates accessing SKE compared to the same period last academic year. All SKE providers…

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

August 12, 2020 |

This year’s exam results As you are aware, the decision to cancel this year’s summer exams was not taken lightly. It was a necessary step in the national effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. In place of normal exam results, GCSE, AS, and A Level students this year will receive grades based on a grade…

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UCAS Teacher Training bulletin – 29 July

July 30, 2020 |

2020 cycle application statistics for July Tomorrow we’ll be publishing application statistics for the 2020 UCAS Teacher Training cycle. The reference point for these statistics is Monday 20 July. The figures will be available on the UCAS Teacher Training statistical releases page of ucas.com. You can now view them under embargo until they are published…

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

July 22, 2020 |

Thank you Last week, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, emailed a letter to all senior leaders to share his thanks to you and all staff for your efforts in meeting the challenges of this pandemic. The letter also provides details of the guidance and support we are offering to help you prepare to welcome…

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DfE: ITT delivery for 202021 provider approaches and examples

July 19, 2020 |

The ITT delivery for 2020/21: provider approaches and examples document has been developed by the sector for the sector, and is intended to act as a helpful guide for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers by setting out some ideas about how to approach delivery in the current context, together with examples of what some providers are…

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Goodbye 2019-20…what now for 2020-21?

July 16, 2020 |

As the 2019-20 academic year draws to a close, I would once again like to personally thank each and every one of our members for all you have done to support your trainees during the extraordinary times we have been living in. I cannot stress how proud I am, and how proud the NASBTT team…

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NQT alert function on Teacher Vacancies Service

July 15, 2020 |

Members may wish to share this link to the Teacher Vacancies Service with any trainees who are still seeking employment for September.

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DfE: NQT Support and Inductions

July 15, 2020 |

Members may wish to share this guidance from the DfE on NQT support and inductions with their school partners: “The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), and subsequent school closures, have had an impact on initial teacher training (ITT) this year. This year, ITT providers were able to make judgements on trainees based on assessments already completed, and each…

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Additional funding available to schools who employ apprentice teachers

July 15, 2020 |

Financial support for apprenticeships In the Chancellor’s Summer Economic Update, new financial support was announced for employers hiring apprentices that are new to the business (i.e. not existing or recent employees). When an apprentice is hired between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021, businesses will be given: £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire under…

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Teaching Schools and ITT provider accreditation

September 30, 2020 |
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Any Teaching Schools that are currently accredited as ITT providers should continue to offer ITT and continue to assume full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of courses leading to QTS whether or not they become a teaching school hub. This includes responsibility for securing permission to recruit, recruitment and selection, all aspects of course…

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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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