Changes to the provision of ITT from 2024
Since September 2020, new teachers have been entitled to at least 3 years of evidence-based professional development and support. They start with ITT, based on the core content framework, which is followed by a 2-year induction underpinned by the early career framework.
The market review considered how the ITT sector can provide consistently high-quality training, in line with the core content framework, in a more efficient and effective market.
The aim of the review was to make well informed, evidence-based recommendations on how to make sure:
- all trainees receive high-quality training
- the ITT market maintains the capacity to deliver enough trainees and is accessible to candidates
- the ITT system benefits all schools
The expert advisory group worked closely with the sector during the review to help shape the recommendations of the ITT market review report which was published in July 2021. DfE sought views on the recommendations of the report through a public consultation. The government response to the expert advisory groups recommendations and the consultation feedback is now available.
All providers wishing to offer ITT that leads to qualified teacher status from 2024 were required to take part in an accreditation process carried out by DfE.
The accreditation process was undertaken over 2 rounds across 2022. The first round concluded in May 2022 and the second round concluded in September 2022. Outcomes and feedback were communicated to all applicants. Eighty providers were successfully accredited through round 1, and 99 providers were accredited through round 2.
In total 179 providers have been accredited to deliver ITT courses in the reformed market from the 2024 to 2025 academic year. A list of providers accredited to deliver ITT from September 2024 is available.
What does this mean for Hamwic SCITT?
Hamwic SCITT will cease to provide ITT at the end of the academic year 2023-24. However, Hamwic Education Trust will work in partnership with Bath Spa University, our current PGCE provider, to provide a widened set of routes into teaching. We will be working with Bath Spa ahead of the recruitment round opening in October to establish how we promote the new provision, most likely a signposting through our existing ITT webpage.
How will this work?
Hamwic will become a lead partner in the delivery of ITT, initially a Primary 5-11 route. We will support the quality assurance of placements and support delivery of the content locally, making training accessible for our trainees.
We will ask all our schools to continue providing teacher training placements for trainee teachers in the trust and will follow the initial training curriculum developed in partnership with Bath Spa. Their full offer can be accessed here: Teacher Education – Bath Spa University. Please consider supporting us as a placement school if you are not already part of our partnership and get in contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to offer a training placement for 2024-2025.