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Fears of new ‘strict’ teacher training hitting supply

There is “evidence” that the Department for Education is planning to impose a “strict and inflexible” curriculum for initial teacher training (ITT), which would “destroy the teacher supply base”, university teacher trainers are warning. The Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) says the government’s controversial review of teacher training is “shrouded in secrecy” but suspects it …

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DfE to establish new ‘Institute of Teaching’ to train up to 1,000 teachers a year

The government will establish a new Institute of Teaching to train up to 1,000 new teachers each year, with an emphasis on a knowledge-based curriculum and “high standards of pupil behaviour”. The organisation, which will get some of the £22 million allocated for improving teacher quality at the last spending review, will begin offering initial …

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