Positive reaction to QTS and induction reforms

The induction period for new teachers is to be extended to two years as part of a number of measures aimed at supporting teacher recruitment and retention.

The government has published the outcomes of its consultation on proposals to strengthen qualified teacher status (QTS) and improve teachers’ career progression.

The Department for Education’s (DfE) plans include introducing an Early Career Framework (ECF) for the induction period to “ensure teachers have more support in this crucial phase of their careers and schools have more guidance about what they should be offering their new teachers”.

The ECF will “build on and complement initial teacher training (ITT)” and the DfE has convened an expert group to develop the ECF and advise on how schools should be supported to deliver CPD against its provisions.

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