News

What you need to know about plans for a new international QTS qualification

Plans for a new international qualified teacher status qualification will be developed by an expert working group and trialled...

James Carr
James Carr
News

QTS skills tests set to be scrapped

The numeracy and literacy skills entry tests that prospective teachers must pass to start training are set to be...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Recruitment and retention strategy pledges £130m for new teacher induction

The education secretary has finally unveiled his teacher recruitment and retention strategy, pledging a £130 million reduced timetable and...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

‘Strengthened’ QTS proposals will cost at least £336 million

Schools need at least £336 million more per year to pay for the government’s proposed changes to teacher induction,...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

The careers consultation will make teachers’ lives better at every stage

The government’s response to the career progression consultation is full of thoughtful ideas and welcome suggestions, but more funding...

Tom Mendelsohn
Tom Mendelsohn
News

Most locked-out trainee teachers have failed their QTS skills test resits

Just six per cent of would-be trainee teachers locked out of the pre-qualifying test for their courses under old...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ofsted boss calls for teachers to prove subject knowledge to stay qualified

Teachers should have to prove their subject knowledge is up-to-date at regular intervals to maintain their qualified status, a...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Schools will need funding to provide extra training for new teachers

There should be a revised three-year teacher training route, and schools should be given extra funding to provide it,...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Teachers need good CPD throughout their career

While today’s QTS consultation is welcome, we must not forget that teachers need professional development and mentoring throughout their...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor