The Chartered College of Teaching has commented on the publication of the government’s ITT market review which has today (5th July) been published.
Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:
“We are at the end of an exhausting academic year which has seen the profession pulled in all manner of directions due to COVID. Can we honestly say that a rushed consultation about the future of ITT over the summer break will ensure that any changes will be properly debated and scrutinised? We face potential tumult around results and a lack of guidance for September. The profession needs to rest.
Anything that has the potential to cause such large scale change needs proper engagement, especially when the sector has yet to properly embed and evaluate the new ITT Core Content Framework. It is vital that the ITT sector maintains its academic freedom. A cursory market review that could threaten professionalism is not the answer.”
The Chartered College of Teaching is encouraging members to participate in the review. More information is available on the DfE website. The consultation closes on 22nd August.