Initial Teacher Education in England – implementing the core content framework and the future of Qualified Teacher Status
Thursday, 2nd March 2017
This event is CPD certified
Guests of Honour: Stephen Munday, Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, Comberton Academy Trust and Ben Ramm, Head of Supply Policy and System Reform, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education
This timely seminar will bring together stakeholders and key policymakers to discuss the future for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England and explore potential reforms to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Delegates will consider recommendations made in A framework of core content for Initial Teacher Training (ITT), commissioned by the DfE following the Carter Review, on support for teacher trainers and trainees to have a better understanding of good ITT content.
Further sessions will assess plans outlined by the Government to equip new teachers entering the classroom with practical behaviour management skills and a better understanding of children’s emotional wellbeing and special educational needs. Additionally, following the Government welcoming recommendations made in the recent report, National standards for school-based ITT mentors, the role and value of school-based mentoring for trainee teachers will also be discussed.
The agenda also looks at potential changes to the awarding and format of QTS – such as replacing QTS with a stronger accreditation and allowing schools and headteachers to decide its relevance for promotion or employment – and consider the main considerations to be taken into account in the designing of a new accreditation.
We are delighted that Stephen Munday, Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, Comberton Academy Trust and Ben Ramm, Head of Supply Policy and System Reform, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.
At this early stage, Jenny Barksfield, Deputy Chief Executive and Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association; Dr Adam Boddison, Chief Executive, nasen; Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be; Alison Ryan, Senior Policy Adviser, ATL; Annette Smith, Chair, Council for Subject Associations; Professor Samantha Twiselton, Director of Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University and Member, Expert Advisory Panel for the Carter Review and the ITT Behaviour Group and Professor Chris Wilkins, Director of Teacher Education, University of Leicester have also agreed to speak.