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Teachers: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL1215, tabled on 17 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government why the document Delivering World-Class Teacher Development, published on 8 June, contains no reference to universities.

Answered on

29 June 2021

The purpose of the Delivering World-Class Teacher Development publication is to describe how recent and upcoming reforms to teacher development, particularly the Early Career Framework (ECF) and National Professional Qualification (NPQ) reforms, build on one another and link together. It also provides detail on how some of these reforms will be delivered. The document was produced in response to stakeholder feedback that this kind of overview would be helpful.

The sections on delivery and quality assurance are focused on ECF and NPQ delivery. They include references to Lead Providers and Delivery Partners, without describing the types of organisations who fulfil these roles. ECF and NPQ Lead Providers will include universities as well as charities and private companies. Universities also make up a significant proportion of the initial teacher training (ITT) market, although this document does not describe the ITT delivery system.