A new educational institute is to be established in England to offer teachers and school leaders prestigious training and development throughout their careers.
The training will be delivered on at least four regional campuses, starting in September 2022, with the Institute being the first of its kind in the world.
The national initiative will offer evidence-based approaches to teacher education, and will also include early career mentoring and support, as well as leadership courses and continuing professional development, building on existing high quality offerings. .
It will be funded under the £ 22million teacher quality framework agreed upon during the expenditure review, which also includes funding for mentorship time for early career teachers as part of the framework reforms. carrier start.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
When I visit schools across the country, it is clear that the best combine high standards of student behavior and discipline with an ambitious, knowledge-based curriculum, so that every child can learn and thrive.
Our new Teaching Institute will help all teachers deliver an education like this, training them in evidence-based best practices. The Institute’s cutting-edge approach to teacher education will ensure that a new generation of teachers have the expertise they need to improve educational standards across the country.
By adding diversity and innovation to today’s market for teacher development, the Institute will revolutionize teacher education and make England the best place in the world to train and become a great teacher.
The Institute will become the leading provider of teacher education and development in England, showcasing the exemplary implementation of the government’s ambitious reforms through the new Core Content Framework and ITT’s Early Career Framework. , and its modifications to national professional qualifications (NPQ).
The training will likely be delivered through a mix of online, face-to-face and school-based means. When the Institute is at full capacity, it is expected to provide training for:
Around 1000 ITT trainees per year
Around 2,000 early career teachers and 2,000 mentors per year
1000 NPQ participants per year
It will continue to gather evidence on the most effective approaches to teacher education and development, and will use them to help other teacher development organizations, including new learning centers, understand and implement. implement best practices.
The Ministry of Education is also expected to resume its review of the ITT market, after a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The review will focus on how the ITT industry can deliver consistently high quality training in accordance with the Core Content Framework in a more effective and efficient marketplace. It will be led by Ian Bauckham, CEO of Tenax Schools Trust, Interim Chairman of Ofqual and Chairman of the Oak National Academy, with the support of officials and a small panel of experts.
The group will work with the sector during the review. The Department is committed to enhancing the support and professional development of teachers at all stages of their careers, especially those in their vital early years of teaching, through reforms to the Early Career Framework.
A reformed sequel to NPQ, previously announced in 2019 as part of the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, will also be launched from September 2021. They will provide valuable professional development for teachers and school leaders at all levels. levels, from those who wish to improve practical education to those who run several schools through the trusts.