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Teachers: Training

Education written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the viability of higher education institutions of a move to school-based initial teacher training.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

h olding answer 23 May 2011

We have recently published our proposals for the reform of initial teacher training in the discussion document “Training our next generation of outstanding teachers”. These proposals are for discussion until 22 July, and we will publish our final policy in September. Our reforms do not signal the end of the involvement of higher education institutions in ITT, and the discussion document sets out the role we see for them in the future of training teachers. As we implement our reforms to ITT, the Training and Development Agency for Schools and the new Teaching Agency will continue to consider the viability of HEIs in implementing changes to the system.

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