Initial teacher training: proposed changes - Standard issue

1st July 2011 at 01:00

Teach First is to develop a scheme to attract young professionals with a few years' work experience into teaching.

There will be new bursaries to make teaching "more attractive to the most talented graduates", especially those who sign up to teach shortage subjects.

Funding has not yet been agreed, but those with "outstanding potential" could receive #163;20,000, while those with "satisfactory potential" wanting to teach non-shortage subjects might qualify for #163;4,000.

All teacher training providers will have to publish their employability records.

There will be an expansion of the graduate teacher programme. Those training in this way in future will take on more teaching responsibilities to make it easier for schools to fund their course.

DfE officials will investigate setting up a single application system for all courses - both school and university based.

"Over time", schools should take on greater responsibility for managing the initial teacher training system.

From September 2012, teacher trainees will have to pass a literacy test and a numeracy test at the start of their course. The exams currently have to be passed before the end.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now