NASBTT Case Study – One Cumbria Teaching School Hub

December 14, 2021 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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Member Voice: Pause for Pedagogy – our new commitment to School-Based Trainers

March 8, 2021 |
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During Autumn 2019 and, with the publication of the Core Content Framework we, like many of our colleagues in the sector, reviewed our curriculum and reflected on how explicit and…

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Member Voice: Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT – Our partnership with Jyvaskyla Teacher Training School

February 16, 2021 |
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The Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT has forged a strong partnership with the Jyvaskyla Teacher Training School in Finland, one which has been in place for more than a decade now. The…

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Member Voice: The principles of cognitive science and embedding them in ITT (Part 2)

February 8, 2021 |
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In my previous article we began a whistle-stop tour of the principles of cognitive science and how we embed them in ITT. We learned that working memory is finite and…

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Member Voice: The principles of cognitive science and embedding them in ITT (Part 1)

January 30, 2021 |
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Cognitive science is becoming the cornerstone for understanding how students learn and is revolutionising the way that we are teaching pupils, both in primary and secondary. It has also underpinned…

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Member Voice: Mentoring: the plan versus the reality of 2020  

January 4, 2021 |
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Our vision for mentoring starts with the belief that the role of the mentor is integral to the Partnership London SCITT’s (PLS) ITT curriculum. These expert colleagues are the consistent…

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Member Voice: How our assessment model explicitly supports our curriculum intent statement

December 8, 2020 |
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What started out as an ominous looking forced overhaul of our SCITT curriculum in order to tick some Ofsted boxes around something called the Core Content Framework (CCF) has instead…

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Member Voice: Exploring trainees’ perceptions of their “future teacher identity”

December 3, 2020 |
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We have undertaken research to capture views about novice teachers’ identity and consider if their perception of their future teacher identity provides any insight into the current retention issue in…

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Hero Trainees: Sophie MacCormack

November 26, 2020 |
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“Sophie’s excellent start has vindicated the decision for the school to involve itself with ITT” At Churchill Community College (CCC) we relish the opportunity to host trainee teachers and help…

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Hero Trainees: Reggie Binder

November 19, 2020 |
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“Reggie was, and is, the most positive person I have ever met and is an inspiration to everyone”  Trainee teachers have been instrumental in supporting classroom learning during the period…

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Warp, Weft and the Golden Threads – Designing our ITE curriculum

September 20, 2020 |
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With changes to the ITE Core Content Framework and ITE Ofsted Inspection Framework from September 2020 the John Taylor SCITT central team across both primary and secondary routes set about…

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