Trailblazer group – COVID-19: Teacher Apprenticeship update

April 20, 2020 |

Dear Members, Please find a Teacher Apprenticeship update below from the Trailblazer group. I hope that you are all well and keeping safe. I can confirm that the following temporary amendment has been made to the assessment plan for our standard (in regard to apprentices due to undertake EPA before the end of the current…

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UCAS: Further changes to RBDs and DBDs

April 16, 2020 |

Further changes to decline by default (DBD) and reject by default (RBD) dates On 20 March we confirmed that all rolling decision-making deadlines had been put on hold for four weeks. As we continue to monitor the situation with regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have reviewed these decision-making dates again. UCAS Teacher Training…

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Occupational Health

April 9, 2020 |

You will be aware that for a long time NASBTT has been working on developing guidance to support ITT providers in respect of Occupational Health and we are now able to provide further information. You will be aware that ITT providers have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to train…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT) updated guidance

April 7, 2020 |

Published by: Department for Education Published on: 7th April 2020   Information for providers about managing initial teacher training courses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Guidance for ITT providers with courses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT) Which covers: how to manage courses for current trainees in the 2019 to 2020 academic year…

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DfE: Teacher Bulletin: a roundup of the latest coronavirus advice and guidance

April 7, 2020 |

Teacher Bulletin Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline – 0800 046 8687 8am – 6pm (Monday to Friday) 10am – 4pm (Saturday and Sunday) Thank you from Gavin Williamson School leaders, teachers and support staff have been asked to go to extraordinary lengths to help this country step up to tackle coronavirus. Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson…

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COVID-19: “ITT providers and trainees are pulling out all the stops to make things work – their story must be told”

April 6, 2020 |

It is just over two weeks since the government announced that schools would be closed to the majority of pupils for a prolonged period of time. Whilst media attention has inevitably, and rightly, focused on the implications for children and home-schooling, an untold story is the efforts of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers who have…

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DfE update in relation to trainees not on trajectory

April 6, 2020 |

Dear Members, We are aware that some members will have trainees who are not on trajectory to be awarded QTS and that providers are waiting for guidance on how to support these individuals. Please be advised that we are waiting on the announcement and guidance from the DfE. As soon as this is published we…

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UCAS: Teacher Training bulletin – 2 April

April 2, 2020 |

IMPORTANT UPDATES Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and updating your training programmes We’re closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure we do all we can to help students with their applications. We have created a new area on ucas.com where we are providing updates on any changes and how they impact students and providers. You…

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DfE coronavirus helpline

April 1, 2020 |

DfE coronavirus helpline Email DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk Telephone 0800 046 8687 If you have a query about coronavirus (COVID-19), relating to schools and other educational establishments in England contact our helpline. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and weekends 10am to 4pm.

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DfE: COVID-19: induction for newly qualified teachers guidance

April 1, 2020 |

Published by: DfE Published on: 1st April 2020 We recognise that the current COVID-19 public health emergency will likely have a profound impact on the number of absences newly qualified teachers (NQTs) take this academic year. We will be making regulatory changes that, subject to parliamentary agreement, will mean that NQTs absent for reasons related to the…

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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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