Carter Review (of ITT) Recommendations get Underway

Published 3rd December 2015

On 19 January, Sir Andrew Carter published his review of the quality and effectiveness of ITT courses in England. The report highlighted that the system in England is performing well but that more needed to be done to ensure all trainees receive some core grounding in the basics of classroom management and subject knowledge. The report made 18 recommendations to government and the ITT sector.

On 24th Match the Education Secretary announced the membership of  an independent expert group, chaired by Stephen Munday CBE, Chief Executive of Comberton Academy Trust, and the Teaching Schools Council. These have been commissioned to lead on this work.

The D&T Association is in discussion with both the DfE and NCTL regarding ITT in D&T and has suggested that a positive first step for secondary D&T training would be to update the current “Minimum Competences for Trainees to Teach Design and Technology in Secondary Schools” which was last revised in 2010.    Read more here.

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