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11th February 2015 | Melland High School

Independent report now published – Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training

Judith O’Kane OBE, BFET Director of Education, (second from right) has been an expert adviser and member of the Carter Review Team (Sir Andrew Carter in centre). The independent review of the quality and effectiveness of initial teacher training (ITT) sets out how the ITT system is performing and highlights examples of good practice as well as areas for improvement. It makes 18 recommendations, some of which are aimed at the government and some for the teaching sector’s consideration.

The government have welcomed this report in a government response. There are some recommendations which government will need to consider in the long term. In the short term they have confirmed they will:

commission an independent working group made of expert representatives from the sector to develop a core ITT framework.
commission the Teaching Schools Council to develop a set of national standards for mentors.
develop the Get Into Teaching website and provide information about ITT on GOV.UK so that applicants of ITT and schools can find clearer information about provision.

Click here to read the review