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New specialist NPQ to focus on pupil wellbeing

A new specialist qualification for “often overlooked” experienced teachers will focus on behaviour management and pupil wellbeing, Gavin Williamson...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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ITT providers must guarantee trainees have ‘fundamental English and maths skills’

Initial teacher training providers will have to assess and offer assurance for the “fundamental English and mathematics” skills of...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
News

Teacher drop-outs rise in every subject, and 8 more workforce findings

The rate of teachers dropping out of the classroom increased for every single subject between 2015 and last year,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

School-led teacher training routes pull further ahead

The proportion of trainee teachers that took the government’s favoured school-led route into the profession increased again last year,...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Teacher apprenticeship providers get fast-track treatment

Thirty-six teacher-training organisations have been approved to deliver apprenticeships after the Department for Education opened a secret application window...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Five ways the DfE has damaged teacher recruitment

Teacher training has always been too important to dabble with, as the implications of not getting the very best...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor

Teacher education in England: A critical interrogation of school-led training, by Tony Brown

Published during a period of great flux in English initial teacher education, this timely book documents the complex implications...

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Why a SEND initial teacher training pathway is a bad idea

Inclusive pedagogy should be built into the fabric of every initial teacher training programme, rather than bolted on as...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Ignore the rise in school-led teacher training routes – universities are here to stay

The Department for Education’s recent Teacher Training Performance Profiles for 2015/16 prompted inevitable cries in the media of “the...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor