News podcast: ITT review, Covid safety and 2022 exams

The news team discuss controversial proposals for teacher training, and how schools will adapt to Covid safety changes

Catherine Lough

Tes news podcast: Teacher training, Covid safety in schools and exams in 2022

Join the Tes news team as we discuss a controversial shake-up of teacher training, with all providers undergoing a "rigorous" process of reaccreditation.

We also talk through possible plans to nationalise online academy Oak National – it could be turned into a government arm's length body from Easter next year.

And we look at incoming Ofqual chief regulator Jo Saxton's appearance before the Commons Education Select Committee, where she gave her view on why optionality may not be the answer when it comes to mitigating learning loss for GCSE and A-level students in 2022.

We also discuss the latest Covid safety measures for schools. With schools encouraged to keep contingency plans "on ice", is the government continuing to shift responsibility for public health on to schools?

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Catherine Lough

Catherine Lough is a reporter at Tes.

Find me on Twitter @CathImogenLough

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