Westminster Education Forum

Priorities for developing Initial Teacher Training provision in England - core content, tackling teacher retention, and developing the teacher training market

Morning, Tuesday, 25th February 2020

Central London

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.


The agenda


  • 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.


Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education

Professor Samantha Twiselton

Chair, Expert Advisory Panel, ITT, Department for Education; Director, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University and Vice President, Chartered College of Teaching

Keynote Speakers

Professor Samantha Twiselton

Chair, Expert Advisory Panel, ITT, Department for Education; Director, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University and Vice President, Chartered College of Teaching

Senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Education

Chair

Laura Smith MP

Speakers

Emma Hollis

Executive Director, National Association of School Based Teacher Training

James Noble Rogers

Executive Director, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers

Anna Richards

Executive Leader, Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT

Professor Becky Francis

Director, Institute of Education, University College London

Faye Craster

Director, Teacher Development, Teach First

Niall Dosad

Assistant Headteacher, Colgrave Primary School and ITT Strategic Lead, School Centered Initial Teacher Training in East London Schools

Dr Clare Brooks

Member, UCL Institute of Education Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment Centre, UCL

Shona Findlay

Acting Head of ITE, Harris Federation

Katrin Sredzki-Seamer

Director, National Modern Languages SCITT

Rachele Morse

Programme Director, Secondary PGCE, University of Southampton