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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:

Posted by Nicholas Manthorpe on Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Nick was a reporter for the Eastern Daily Press and its sister weekly titles in Norfolk and Waveney, then served as Media Officer for North Norfolk District Council for 13 years. He now works as a writer and PR and media relations consultant. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, an associate member of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of East Anglian Writers.

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