The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) is supporting the development of new Department for Education (DfE) provider-friendly resources on Intensive Training and Practice (ITaP).

Together with Delta Academies Trust, Edge Hill University, Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education, Somerset SCITT Consortium, Sheffield Hallam University, SWIFT Teacher Training and United Teaching National SCITT, NASBTT is leading the creation of six ITaP videos for the DfE’s ITT Market and Providers Unit.

Executive Director Emma Hollis has conducted interviews with each ITT provider, with topics ranging from selecting the most useful ITaP topics, the difference between general training and ITaP, and rehearsal and practice, to design and delivery by experts and quality assurance, and measuring and understanding impact. The questions have been tested with DfE Associates, including Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE who is developing updated ITaP guidance.

The thematic videos will capture ITT providers’ early exploration of different approaches to ITaP, helping providers to prepare for the expectations for September 2024, and will be shared during the NASBTT Annual Conference on Tuesday 28th November 2023.

“We are delighted to be able to work with the DfE in creating these new ITaP video resources to directly support ITT providers in this area,” Emma said. “The DfE is currently working on some updated guidance on ITaPs, designed to provide clarity for DfE Associates, Ofsted and providers, which is due to be published by the end of the year. Following our Annual Conference, and in order to ensure we offer members the very best possible support in approaching the design of ITaPs, we have arranged a ITaP workshop on 16th January to include the most up-to-date information from the DfE.”


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