Recent announcements from the Department for Education (DfE) have further reinforced its focus on the professional development of teachers.
This includes the “recommitment” to deliver 500,000 teacher training opportunities during this Parliament, with fully funded scholarships available for participants in eligible schools once again.
There are additional incentives to encourage smaller schools to take National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in the form of a payment of £200 per participant in schools of fewer than 600 pupils, and new NPQs in Leading Literacy and Early Years Leadership will be available from this autumn.
The DfE also announced last year the National Institute of Teaching as a new organisation that will, in time, offer professional development from initial teacher training (ITT) through to executive leadership, alongside sharing evidence and research.
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