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.