Risk to teacher training courses
The Government’s drive to do more teacher training in schools is putting universities’ provision of teacher training courses at risk, according to Universities UK.
A blog post by Universities UK policy analyst Daniel Hurley says that universities have seen a fall of almost a quarter in Initial Teacher Training places since 2012, while the School Direct programme of training on the job in schools will be up by 84% in two years, to almost 18,000 places in 2015–16.
This, he argues, means universities are finding it increasingly hard to plan for and fund teacher training. Read the full blog post here: blog.universitiesuk.ac.uk/2014/10/31/university-provision-at-risk/
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