Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Not Enough Time to Focus on New Training Demands, Unions Warn

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Not Enough Time to Focus on New Training Demands, Unions Warn

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Changes to initial teacher training will lead to a greater emphasis on behaviour management and understanding evidence-based research, it was announced this week. But unions have warned that it will be a struggle to fit every requirement into a one-year course.

The government has given its backing to reports from three expert groups outlining what should be taught on all ITT courses. A core framework provides more clarification on the depth of subject knowledge required, and the need for trainees to use technology effectively and to recognise pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Stephen Munday, chief executive of Comberton Academy Trust, and chair of the government's ITT core framework expert group, insisted that the document would allow freedom for providers "to put their own take on things".

"I think that some providers might turn around and say 'We pretty much do all of that', which is great," he said. "There might be some providers who say 'Crumbs, we're not doing some of this' - and that's the point. There is variability."

Call for two-year courses

As well as the ITT core framework, separate reports on behaviour and new standards for school-based mentors were published. …

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