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News - 19 Dec 2017

On 15th December the DfE launched a consultation on ‘Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers’. nasen will be joining with its partners within the Whole School SEND Consortium to respond to this consultation.

The consultation is about supporting teachers and ensuring the right structures are in place at the beginning of a teacher’s career, improving access to high-quality professional development and improving progression opportunities for all teachers throughout their careers.  
 
The first half of the consultation sets out our initial proposals for a strengthened Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). These include:
 
  • An extended induction period with QTS awarded at the end
  • Development of a structured early career content framework setting out what all teachers need to know and areas for development
  • A stronger mentoring provision for new teachers.
 
The second half of the consultation sets out our thinking on how we could support career development for teachers once they have gained QTS. These include:
 
  • Expansion of professional qualifications to include specialisms to promote specialist career pathways
  • A range of options to help embed a culture of continuing professional development, building on work already underway
  • A pilot fund for work-related sabbaticals.

Read more about the consultation

To shape nasen's response to the consultation we need to hear our members' views. Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey. Thank you for your support.

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