£121m for Institute of Teaching over 6 years

DfE seeking bidders for Institute to train 1,000 new teachers a year – but trainers question ‘value’ of the scheme.

The government has set aside £121 million to fund its controversial new Institute of Teaching, which will train 1,000 new teachers a year.

The Institute will be funded for six years, opening in September 2022, and will be managed by a “world-leading faculty of expert teacher educators”, a Department for Education contract notice says.

But James Noble-Rogers, head of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), told TES that “what added value it will bring is unclear”.

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