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Teacher Training

Statement made on 16 July 2019

Statement UIN HCWS1728

Statement

In the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy published in January, the Government committed to help great people to become teachers and ensure high quality teacher training.

In support of this, I am introducing a new approach for assessing the numeracy and literacy of prospective teachers, which will replace the existing skills tests.

From October, teacher training providers will become responsible for ensuring that prospective teachers meet the high standards of literacy and numeracy required to be a teacher. Under this new system, trainees will be benchmarked against a defined set of skills they will be expected to have by the end of their initial teacher training.

This new system of provider-led assurance will be introduced at the end of the current recruitment cycle.

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This statement has also been made in the House of Lords

Department for Education
Teacher Training
Lord Agnew of Oulton
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 16 July 2019
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Lords