Westminster Education Forum

Initial Teacher Education in England - implementing the core content framework and the future of Qualified Teacher Status

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will consider the future for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England and explore the shape of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) following the recent Department for Education announcement that from September 2019 there will be a newly-strengthened accreditation.

Delegates will assess recommendations made in A framework of core content for Initial Teacher Training (ITT), commissioned by the Department for Education following the Carter Review, on support for teacher trainers and trainees to have a better understanding of good ITT content.

Further sessions will examine 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 report, National standards for school-based ITT mentors, the role and value of school-based mentoring for trainee teachers will also be discussed.

The conference will also be an opportunity to discuss priorities for reform of the QTS accreditation and the likely impact of reform on the nature of the NQT year and ITT uptake. Delegates will also consider the main factors to be taken into account in the designing of teacher apprenticeships to ensure they are of maximum benefit to both schools and pupils.


Guests of Honour

Stephen Munday

Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, The Cam Academy Trust

Ben Ramm

Head of Supply Policy and System Reform, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Stephen Munday

Chair, Independent Expert Group on a New Core Content Framework for ITT and Chief Executive, The Cam Academy Trust

Ben Ramm

Head of Teacher Supply Policy, Teachers and Teaching Group, Department for Education

Chair

Lord Watson of Invergowrie

Shadow Spokesperson for Education

Speakers

Tim Weiss

Director of Membership, The Education & Training Foundation

Karen Dadd

Newly Qualified Teacher, Lawrence Sheriff School, Warwickshire

Professor Chris Wilkins

Professor of Teacher Education, University of Leicester

Alison Ryan

Senior Policy Adviser, ATL

Dr Adam Boddison

Chief Executive, nasen

Annette Smith

Chair, Council for Subject Associations

Jo Palmer-Tweed

Executive Director, Essex and Thames Primary SCITT

Professor Samantha Twiselton

Director of the Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University and Member, Expert Advisory Panel for the Carter Review and the ITT Behaviour Group

Hazel Dorrington

ITT Strategic Manager, SCITT in East London Schools

Jenny Barksfield

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association

Catherine Roche

Chief Executive, Place2Be

Louis Coiffait

Head of Education, Reform