Westminster Education Forum

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

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will consider 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 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 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 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.


Guests of Honour

Stephen Munday

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

Ben Ramm

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

Speakers

Karen Dadd

Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), Lawrence Sheriff School, Warwickshire

Professor Chris Wilkins

Director 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

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

Jenny Barksfield

Deputy Chief Executive and Senior Subject Specialist, PSHE Association

Catherine Roche

Chief Executive, Place2Be