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Insights from the inspection of initial teacher education (ITE) providers

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Initial teacher education (ITE), together with the early career framework and national professional qualifications form the ‘golden thread’ of teacher training and professional development. The aim is to develop high-quality teachers and leaders, which is vital for giving pupils the …

Inspection outcomes for further education and skills (FE and skills) initial teacher education programmes in the current ITE inspection cycle

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Today, we published the statistics about our initial teacher education (ITE) inspections. This included the outcomes for FE and skills teacher training. You can view the statistics, and those from previous years, here. We have carried out 14 inspections of …

As education recovers, let’s make sure our new teachers hit the ground running

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Amy Finch, Head of Strategic Evaluation, and Helen Matthews, Specialist Advisor, Initial Teacher Education, discuss the findings of our ITE research and why it’s the right time for a new inspection approach.