Noticeboard category : initial teacher training

Changing initial teacher training: our starter for 10…

The latest figures published by UCAS for initial teacher training show the number of applicants down 22%, almost 10,000, compared with the same time last year. Something needs to change to prevent this crisis from worsening. Here is our 10 point plan: Make initial teacher training more financially viable for trainees.  Unless trainees are able […]

Unqualified teachers – what next?

In 2012, Michael Gove permitted schools to hire professionals, such as musicians, scientists and engineers to teach even if the individual didn’t have qualified teacher status (QTS). According to research revealed last week by the shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, there are now 17,100 unqualified teachers in state-funded schools (a 16% rise in the last […]

Why your school should consider hosting trainee teachers

One question often posed by our graduate applicants and schools weighing up whether to take on a trainee is whether school-based routes for initial teacher training are superior to training at a university. The trainee can gain a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status at both. The government clearly thinks so; since the launch of School […]