ITT Guidance for Schools
DfE Initial Teacher Training information for schools
The Department for Education has produced a slide deck to support schools in understanding the forthcoming changes to Initial Teacher Training for delivery in 2024. The DfE, ITT providers and the Teaching School Hub network want to ensure all schools are informed and ready to implement these changes for the academic year 2024-25. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at the Alban TSH.
Click here for detailed information on the role of a placement school for trainees from the Alban TSH in partnership with the National Institute of Teaching. This funding document also outlines information on all the training pathways and implications for both trainees and schools.
Intensive Training and Practice
The DfE have produced additional guidance for schools to support understanding of the new Intensive Training and Practice element of Initial Teacher Training which commences in September 2024. Click here to access this guidance
Overcoming barriers to school engagement in ITT
The Alban Teaching School Hub has worked with other Teaching School Hubs across the East of England to talk to schools who have had similar barriers to ITT engagement, but who have managed to find creative ways to overcome these barriers to support trainee placements.
We hope you find these case studies useful for supporting your school in future engagement with Initial Teacher Training.
The session was designed for experienced ITT and ECT mentors and covered a range of ideas to support mentor’s knowledge of cognitive science and also how we can use aspects of it whilst working with trainees or ECTs.
The session covered:
- Cognitive load theory and its implications for classroom instruction.
- Intentional modelling, think aloud and the use of effective visuals.