Thursday, 2nd March 2017
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.