ITT Market Review
Initial Teacher Training Market Review
NB: This page is produced for providers of teacher training only
On 1st December, the DfE announced their response to the Initial Teaching Training (ITT) Market Review consultation.
After a report was published in July, a consultation was opened and plans formulated from this to change the way ITT is accredited and the expectations of a Trainee teacher’s year updated. The plans now set out instigate a significant change in how providers of ITT are approved from September 2024. Some changes have been made to the initial report recommendations and additional funds to support some changes have been offered.
All providers (and new providers) were required to undergo a re-tendering process. The list of providers eligible to provide ITT from September 2024 has now been published. Locally based providers – such as School Direct partners – now need to choose the right Accredited Provider and work with them to continue offering ITT from 2024.
The links below will be regularly updated with relevant information and guidance as published.
Key information for locally based providers of initial teacher training in Halton, Warrington and Wigan:
- List of DfE approved Accredited Providers of ITT from 2024
- Rational from the DfE for the reforms to ITT provision
- Partnership planning guidance to all Accredited Providers
- DfE guidance to Accredited Providers (Planning Stage 2)
- DfE guidance to Accredited Providers to access the partnership grant (Stage 2)
- Suggested key questions to consider when choosing an ITT accredited provider (19.10.22)
What is Generate Teaching Hub’s role?
As a Teaching School Hub we are required in our designation to maintain active involvement in the delivery of ITT. We currently do this as a School Direct partner.
Additionally, each Teaching School Hub is directed to support local ITT provision and the DfE note in response to Recommendation 10 that:
“While we strongly encourage ITT providers to form relationships with teaching school hubs, we have listened to the feedback from the consultation on the logistical difficulties associated with this. It will not be mandatory for every provider to work with a hub. Providers should, however, be able to demonstrate how they have considered existing teacher development architecture, including teaching school hubs and other specialist hubs, in forming their delivery networks.”
Therefore in this period of re-tendering and partnering Generate Teaching Hub will:
- Offer support and share insight with local providers of ITT to ensure they find the right Accredited Provider to partner with – or if they are awarded Accredited Provider status, that they understand their requirements and make detailed plans to launch their ITT offer on time.
- Continue to advocate for coordinated plans to minimise the additional demands placed upon schools and their staff:
- Mentors are a key aspect of training new teachers and the re-accredited process could create additional demands on experienced teachers. We would especially welcome newly approved Accredited Providers connecting their training of mentors and / or Quality Assurance planning so schools can continue engaging with more than one ITT provider.
- The changes to the placement experience, especially the intention for intensive placements, needs careful planning to prepare schools in terms of placement requirements, staff involved and space required.
- Work with other neighbouring Teaching School Hubs to support Accredited Providers in making plans and seeking partnership working that ensures continued, sufficient high quality ITT provision in Halton, Warrington and Wigan.
- Assist local schools and providers not submitting for re-accreditation but interested in continuing a role in the delivery of ITT in our local area to find a suitable Accredited Provider to partner with.
- Continue to share information and highlighting resources to local ITT providers as the DfE’s plans are assessed and clarifications received.
To communicate or meet with Generate Teaching Hub about the ITT Market Review, please contact Bernard Clarke on email@example.com or call 07897 280 909.