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Ofsted review of Teacher Training in FE

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The first major review of initial teacher training (ITT) in the Further Education sector has been published by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted)

The first major review of initial teacher training (ITT) in the Further Education sector has been published by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).


A finding of the review is that: ‘many [teachers] start their teacher training courses without Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications.’


Key recommendations are:



  • The introduction of formalised subject specific mentoring as part of the workplace development of trainee teachers

and



  • A full initial assessment for trainee teachers, leading to an individual learning plan with agreed objectives. Trainees will receive additional support to make sure they all reach satisfactory levels of literacy and numeracy before they gain a teacher training qualification.

A copy of the full report is available from the Resources section on the right.


FENTO is holding a one-day consultation event on December the 5th where trainers and other representatives from the sector can discuss OFSTED’s findings and the measures to be taken to improve training programmes. Delegates will hear about teacher education in Scotland and workforce development in the National Health Service.


For further information, contact David Hunter or Hilary Stone (telephone 020 7332 9500).

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