I had the great pleasure of meeting Becky Allen back at the beginning of the year for a bit of a discussion about the work Education Datalab were doing on matching teacher training records to the School Workforce Census. I suspect a pretty monumental amount of effort has gone into nailing down the final details […]Read More Linking ITT and workforce data: a step in the right direction
This is Part 3 of a little series on recruitment to post-graduate initial teacher training. Part 1: Bear or bull? is a broad view of the implications of this year’s radical changes. Part 2: Small losses, describes a particularly effective selection process used by one SD alliance to ensure a good match between trainee teacher […]Read More Crunch Time for Teacher Training Recruitment: Hedging our bets
Having been to the unmistakably impressive UCAS building in Cheltenham a few weeks ago as a member of the UCAS Teacher Training Advisory Group, I walked right past Ofsted’s London office. As an organisation, it holds such a prominent place in the English education system that you couldn’t possibly miss it, and for no very […]Read More A Little Meeting with Ofsted
With Tom Bennett giving evidence to the Carter Review of Initial Teacher Education here and here, which I hadn’t realised was forging ahead so quickly, I thought I probably ought to finally get round to writing a blog post that has been gestating in my head for a while. I don’t think it terribly likely […]Read More The Carter Review and the future of ITT
The NCTL have just published a breakdown of Initial Teacher Training allocations for 2014-15 (at 4.44pm on Friday – someone must have been keen to get this out before home time). I’ve had a quick glance. In general, allocations for 2014-15 are higher than 2013-14. I’m guessing this reflects a national problem with recruitment to […]Read More Is ITT sitting comfortably?