Morning, Tuesday, 25th February 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will examine the next steps for improving initial teacher training (ITT) in England.
It follows the publication by the DfE of a new core content framework to be used by ITT providers to inform their training programmes, based on the recommendations of a government-commissioned expert group review into the content of initial teacher training.
The chair of ITT Expert Advisory Panel, Professor Samantha Twiselton, is a keynote speaker at this conference.
Delegates will examine the implementation of the framework and what it means for providers and for the improvement of support for trainee development in the five core areas outlined within the framework, including behaviour management, pedagogy and the curriculum.
Further sessions look at improving the recruitment and training of teachers - and the future of the ITT market.
The agenda also includes a senior keynote speaker confirmed from the Department for Education.
- Key findings from ITT Core Content expert group;
- Adapting the content of ITT following the review - developing the curriculum, support for providers, and raising the standard of ITT graduates;
- The role of ITT in improving teacher retention - trainee mentoring, transition to full-time teaching, and tackling subject and specialist teacher shortages;
- Early findings from the DfE review into the ITT market; and
- The future shape of ITT market - range of providers, regional imbalances, and the market’s effectiveness in attracting ITT trainees.
Case study contributions
Speakers sharing case studies and other particular areas of experience include:
- The expert group’s findings on school-led teacher training, and what support these providers need - with Emma Hollis, National Association of School Based Teacher Training;
- Alternative ITT providers within the market, and opportunities to address regional imbalances in teacher recruitment - with Faye Craster, Teach First;
- University-led ITT: attracting trainee teachers into the profession - with Dr Clare Brooks, UCL;
- School-centred ITT - and further school-led teacher training in addressing regional imbalances - with Anna Richards, Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT;
- Opportunities to tackle subject-specific deficits in the recruitment of teacher trainees - with Katrin Sredzki-Seamer, Director, National Modern Languages SCITT; and
- ITT institutes - and supporting the extension of mentoring - with James Noble Rogers, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers.