Member Blog: How is Now Teach supporting trainees during the pandemic and beyond?

July 12, 2020 |

Like every profession, teaching is having to reinvent itself without any notice. Here at Now Teach, we therefore also have to adapt the way that we work to support our…

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Member Voice: Wildern Partnership SCITT: Lessons from lockdown

June 15, 2020 |

Leah Crawford is Chair of the QA Committee, Wildern Partnership SCITT If lockdown has taught us anything, it is that belonging to something bigger than yourself, something you believe in…

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What are the barriers that career changers may face in their ITE year?

May 21, 2020 |

Nigel Bowen is the Lead Guidance & Development Adviser (GDA) for the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme, run by Cognition Education In my previous blog post, I discussed how the…

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Member Voice: COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain ‘intellectually close through Thinking Moves”

May 18, 2020 |

COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain intellectually close through Thinking Moves” Diane Swift is Executive SCITT Director of Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education…

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Member Voice: Supporting career changers (and providers) through ITE and NQT years

May 3, 2020 |

Nigel Bowen is the Lead Guidance & Development Adviser (GDA) for the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme, run by Cognition Education In January 2019, a Department for Education (DfE) survey…

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Member Voice: How ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ helped me to make every observation count

April 20, 2020 |

How ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ helped me to make every observation count Joe Burkmar, Partnership Director at Wessex Schools Training Partnership I have been in charge of a SCITT for…

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Member Voice: Anita Devi ‘SEND in ITT: the future lies in doing things differently’

March 9, 2020 |

On 1st October 2016 NASBTT hosted the first meeting of a working party that included ITT providers, NASBTT colleagues and SEND specialists, like me. Our remit was to create a…

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Member Voice: Alys Finch ‘How do you know what you know?’ Assessment and its centrality for reflective practice

February 28, 2020 |

Assessment lives at the heart of all that we do in education. Whether assessing our pupils, our trainee teachers or ourselves, we use assessment in all that we do to…

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NASBTT Case Study – One Cumbria Teaching School Hub

December 14, 2021 |
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One Cumbria Teaching School Hub, which has been a member of NASBTT since the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, is the designated Hub for Cumbria. Its lead school, West…

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Planning and preparation for Ofsted inspection

December 13, 2021 |
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An increasing number of ITT providers are reporting how they are using NASBTT resources, including most commonly our Curriculum Design and Assessment Toolkit, ITT Criteria Compliance Audit, NASBTT Learn, NASBTT…

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NASBTT Case Study – Saffron Teaching School Hub 

December 8, 2021 |
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Saffron Teaching School Hub brings together a range of partners across five Essex local authority districts to provide professional development, school-to-school support and deliver staff recruitment and retention. The region where it has…

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NASBTT Case Study – Alpha Teaching School Hub

November 30, 2021 |
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Alpha Teaching School Hub is the designated Hub for over 200 schools across Babergh, Colchester, Ipswich and Tendring. It is building a collaborative network which connects excellence for schools, and…

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NASBTT Case Study – UWE Bristol

November 25, 2021 |
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UWE Bristol’s Department for Initial Teacher Education is a member of both NASBTT and UCET. The University offers a range of early childhood, primary and secondary education and teaching programmes,…

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NASBTT Case Study: Unity Teaching School Hub

November 3, 2021 |
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Unity Teaching School Hub is the designated Hub for the Forest Heath, Mid Suffolk, St Edmundsbury and Suffolk Coastal area. As a collaborative organisation it is committed to providing all…

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NASBTT Case Study: Astra Teaching School Hub

October 25, 2021 |
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The Astra Teaching School Hub, a NASBTT member, is the government’s designated Hub for Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe). Originally established in 2013, the Astra Teaching School…

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Member Voice: ‘Isostatic rebound’: Initial Teacher Education in the post-lockdown landscape

October 20, 2021 |
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The world is constantly evolving and consequently the social and cultural challenges that education faces are forever changing. The delicate equilibrium of the Earth is dependent on many interlinking factors,…

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Member Voice: Catch-up programmes…for trainee teachers

June 7, 2021 |
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There is rightly lots of focus on catch-up plans for students – not least following the government’s announcement over half-term – but what about trainee teachers? The recent Ofsted report…

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Member Spotlight – Devon Primary SCITT

March 18, 2021 |
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The Ofsted-rated Outstanding and award-winning Devon Primary SCITT (DPSCITT), formed in 2000, is a committed partnership of 50 primary and special schools across Devon. The SCITT offers a one-year Primary…

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