Special Educational Needs: Teachers

Department for Education written question – answered on 21st February 2018.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that SEND is a fundamental part of strengthening Qualified Teacher Status.

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

The Department is currently consulting on all aspects of the proposals to strengthen Qualified Teacher Status. As part of this, we have proposed introducing an early career content framework for newly qualified teachers, and have suggested that special educational needs and disabilities could be a key element of this framework. The consultation is currently open and we will aim to publish a response by summer 2018.

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