Westminster Education Forum

Initial teacher education in England - future for QTS, teaching apprenticeships and best practice provision

Morning, Tuesday, 26th June 2018

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar is bringing together stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the future of initial teacher education (ITE) in England.


The seminar will be an opportunity to discuss key priorities for the future shape of ITE following the recent publication of the Department for Education’s initial response to its consultation on strengthening QTS and improving career progression for teachers - which sets out plans to improve the support available to teachers early in their careers.


Delegates will assess the potential impact of proposed measures - including the introduction of an extended induction period for new teachers of two years, a structured early career content framework and the introduction of a formal mentor for new teachers - as well as further action which might be taken in this important area.


They will also consider the next steps for the post-graduate teaching apprenticeship - launching from September 2018 following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy - including the possible take-up, its impact on subject specialism for teachers and issues around levels of pay for those taking this route.


Further sessions will assess the viability of calls from the universities and the Chartered College of Teaching for tuition fees to be waived for trainee teachers, as well as discussing steps that might be taken to ensure accountability of ITE providers and examining best practice examples of ITE provision in schools - both in the UK and internationally.


 



Guests of Honour

Sir Andrew Carter

Chief Executive Officer, South Farnham Educational Trust and Chair, Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training

Dr Angela Milner HMI

Specialist Adviser, ITE, Ofsted

Gareth Conyard

Deputy Director, Teacher Workforce Development, Department for Education

Guests of Honour

Dr Angela Milner HMI

Specialist Adviser, ITE, Ofsted

Sir Andrew Carter

Chief Executive Officer, South Farnham Educational Trust and Chair, Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training

Gareth Conyard

Deputy Director, Teacher Workforce Development, Department for Education

Keynote Speakers

Professor Samantha Twiselton

Director, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University; Member, Expert Advisory Panel, Carter Review and Member, Expert Advisory Panel, ITT Behaviour Report

Malcolm Trobe

Deputy General Secretary, ASCL

Chairs

Earl of Listowel

Treasurer, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children

Baroness Donaghy

Speakers

Julie BĂ©langer

Research Leader, Education and Social Policy, RAND Europe

Tricia Odell

Head of QTLS and ATS, The Education & Training Foundation

Aly Spencer

Head of Initial Teacher Training, Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance

James Noble-Rogers

Executive Director, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers

Emma Hollis

Executive Director, NASBTT

Alison Ryan

Senior Policy Adviser, ATL Section, National Education Union

Stephen Pinches

Global Director, TES Institute

Frances Child

Head, Department of Teacher Education, University of Birmingham

Isabele Instone

Professional Tutor and Science Subject Lead, Ark Teacher Training