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 will result in “prescribed” ITT that would damage academic freedom.

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