Teachers: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th May 2016.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the relationship between the degree classifications of trainee teachers with their later performance in a teaching career.

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

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 12 May 2016.

The correct answer should have been:

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

In order to complete initial teacher training successfully, all trainees must meet the Teachers’ Standards in full. The standards emphasise the importance of the basics of good teaching, such as strong subject knowledge and effective behaviour management. Following the review teacher training by Sir Andrew Carter, we have a commissioned an expert group to develop a new framework of content for training, based closely on the Teachers’ Standards and reiterating the requirement to place a clear focus on essentials such as the effective development of subject knowledge and being able to identify and respond to special educational needs. The group will be making its recommendations to Ministers shortly.

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

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

In order to complete initial teacher training successfully, all trainees must meet the Teachers’ Standards in full. The standards emphasise the importance of the basics of good teaching, such as strong subject knowledge and effective behaviour management. Following the review teacher training by Sir Andrew Carter, we have a commissioned an expert group to develop a new framework of content for training, based closely on the Teachers’ Standards and reiterating the requirement to place a clear focus on essentials such as the effective development of subject knowledge and being able to identify and respond to special educational needs. The group will be making its recommendations to Ministers shortly.

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