The DfE NQT support webpage has been published and can be found here: (please share with TS in your region).
While the DfE were not able to incorporate all the details form the feedback they received, the comments were welcomed and steered the direction of the webpage throughout the development process.
“In your roles as providers, you have already been supporting your trainees to transition to NQT and will now be able to make them, and the schools where they will be doing their NQT induction, aware of this webpage. When sharing the link, we would encourage you and your networks to add your own, more detailed reflections on best practice for supporting NQTs, particularly for specific phases, subjects and age ranges.”
The NQT alert on Teacher Vacancies Service has also gone live today, this service will provide NQTs with alerts to vacancies which are suitable for NQTs in the locations and subject/phase they specify. Please could you notify your members of the service (linked below) so they can pass it on to any trainees that are still looking for jobs.
ITT case studies
Please find attached some helpful case studies that have been put together by a number of sector led groups, including TSC, to support ITT providers next year. As it says from the outset, this is for the sector from the sector. It is helpful to see that others were doing similar things in response to some of the challenges that lie ahead. Equally, TSC is very aware that others have had less confidence and will welcome this document in order to guide their work over the summer. Thank you to those of you who were able to contribute. Please do distribute far and wide across your networks.
In light of disruptions to ITT this year, the DfE recently announced extra support for early career teachers starting this autumn:
- Schools in the North East, Bradford, Doncaster and Greater Manchester can sign up to an early roll-out of the Early Career Framework reforms: a 2-year programme of development and support.
- Recognising that all new teachers have had their training disrupted, the DfE will make a 1-year funded offer of support available to up to 3,000 early career teachers working in schools outside of the early rollout areas from this autumn, with a focus on those serving disadvantaged communities. They will also publish the ‘Core Induction Programme’ in September 2020, a year ahead of schedule – resources and tools for delivering early career development, which will be available to all schools ahead of national roll-out next year.
Find more information about this support on GOV.UK.
The Education Development Trust report of the workload reduction project managed through the commission with the TSC has been published.
“This innovative approach found that workload was a statistically significant reduction in teacher workload, and statistically significant improvements in teacher wellbeing and pupil outcomes. In nearly all of the individual projects, pupil outcomes either remained constant or improved. The project schools described the project as ‘rejuvenating’, ‘rewarding’, ‘motivating’, and ‘inspiring’.”