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Priorities for initial teacher training

October 2021


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


When it happened…


Friday, 17 September 2021


What delegates came to discuss…


This conference is timed to follow the publication of the DfE Initial teacher training (ITT) market review report and will focus on key priorities for teacher training in light of the review and its recommendations.


It also takes place in the context of further major changes to teacher training and professional development, including:


  • the new suite of National Professional Qualifications due to be launched in September 2021
  • reforms to the Early Career Framework, setting out the key training and development entitlements for early career teachers

The discussion will bring together stakeholders with policymakers to consider the latest thinking and developments in teacher training, with agenda sessions on:


  • the ITT market review and the possible impact of reforms on the sector
  • the future role of HE providers and current challenges to effective provision
  • implementing the Early Career Framework (ECF) and aligning with the Core Content Framework (CCF)
  • professional development for teachers and improving diversity in leadership

We are very pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with the chair of the ITT Market Review Group, Ian Bauckham, Chair, Oak National Academy; as well as Professor Samantha Twiselton, Vice President, Chartered College of Teaching; Member, ITT Market Review Group; and Director, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University.


Who attended…


Officials from the Department for Education; the Government Legal Department; the National Audit Office; Ofsted; and the Welsh Government.


Representatives from Ark; Bath Spa University; Bishop Grosseteste University; Bygrove Primary School; Canterbury Christ Church University; Cognition Education; Dilkes Academy, South Ockendon; Durham University; Educators Abroad; Essex County Council; Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme; Institute of Physics; King's College London; Kingston University; New College Durham; North Essex Teacher Training; Northumbria University; OCR; Oriel High School, Crawley; Parental Engagement Network; Plumcroft Primary School, Royal Borough of Greenwich; PSHE Association; Royal Society of Chemistry; School of Education, University of Aberdeen; Sheffield Hallam University; St Mary's University; Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership; Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT; TES Institute; The Bell Foundation; The Learning Institute; The Ogden Trust; Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance; University of Buckingham; University of Cambridge; University of East Anglia; University of Southampton; University of Warwick; and University of Worcester, School of Education.


Press: Schools Week.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles