Teacher training and professional development

Funding and grants for training. Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), teacher subject specialism courses.

General information and guidance

  1. Appeals procedure for system leader roles (teaching schools, NLE/NSS, NLG)

    Policy outlining courses of action for appeals for teaching schools, national leaders of education/national support schools, and national leaders of governance

  2. Mandatory Qualifications: specialist teachers

    Mandatory Qualifications for specialist teachers of classes of pupils with hearing impairment, vision impairment or multi-sensory impairment.

  3. Master's level accreditation guidance

    Work in partnership with higher education institutions to support NCTL participants in pursuing a Master's degree.

  4. National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator: learning outcomes

    Requirements for the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).

  5. National qualifications for school leaders: withdrawal and deferral policy

    This guide describes the policy for withdrawals and deferrals from NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH

  6. Teacher subject specialism training courses

    Find and apply for free teacher subject specialism training in England. Courses are available in secondary mathematics, core maths, physics and modern foreign languages.

  7. Teacher training funding

    Teacher training - funding for full or part-time teacher training courses including Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

  8. Teachers TV: video clips to use in schools

    Links to streamed videos which schools can use for teaching free of charge.

  9. Women Leading in Education: regional networks

    Get involved in your school-led regional network to support the leadership development of women in education.

Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Early years opportunities, Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE), accreditation information, inspections in initial teacher education.

  1. Arrangements for ITT accreditation submissions

    This document outlines the submission process for ITT provider accreditation and the criteria which the provider must fulfil to make a bid.

  2. Early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers

    List of early years initial teacher training (ITT) providers.

  3. Early years initial teacher training (ITT): a guide for employers

    Training opportunities and funding for your graduate employees to gain early years teacher status.

  4. Early years initial teacher training (ITT): a guide for providers

    Find out how you can get involved in recruiting and training early years teachers.

  5. Early years ITT requirements and supporting advice

    Advice for providers looking to offer early years initial teacher training (ITT).

  6. Effective improvement planning in initial teacher training

    This document outlines the characteristics of effective planning for improvement in ITT, and advice on how to compile improvement plans.

  7. Initial teacher training (ITT)

    Guidance for providers on initial teacher training (ITT).

  8. Initial teacher training: opportunity to pilot innovative approaches in the provision of ITT

    Existing accredited initial teacher training (ITT) providers have an opportunity to pilot innovative approaches in the provision of ITT.

  9. Inspecting initial teacher education: leaflet for providers

    This leaflet outlines what Ofsted will look at during an inspection of an initial teacher training partnership.

  10. Mathematics subject knowledge enhancement guide: 2016 to 2017

    Guidance and form for initial teacher training providers applying for subject knowledge enhancement programmes for the 2016 academic year.

  11. Ofsted examples of good practice in initial teacher education

    Examples of good practice in initial teacher education (ITE) provision inspected by Ofsted.

  12. Ofsted's inspections of initial teacher education providers

    Documents relating to Osted's inspections of initial teacher education providers.

  13. Postgraduate teaching apprenticeships: guidance for providers and schools

    How to request and manage school-led initial teacher training (ITT) places for the postgraduate teaching apprenticeship.

  14. Promoting improvement in initial teacher education: primary mathematics

    Findings from thematic inspections of initial teacher education partnerships that took place during 2012 and 2013 to promote improvement.

  15. Promoting improvement in initial teacher education: secondary history

    Findings from thematic inspections of initial teacher education partnerships that took place during 2012 and 2013 to promote improvement.

  16. Promoting improvement in initial teacher education: secondary modern languages

    Findings from thematic inspections of initial teacher education partnerships that took place during 2012 and 2013 to promote improvement.

  17. Promoting improvement in initial teacher education: secondary science

    Findings from thematic inspections of initial teacher education partnerships that took place during 2012 and 2013 to promote improvement.

  18. Provider ITT allocations methodology: academic year 2014 to 2015

    This document sets out the characteristics and criteria to be considered in the allocation of provider places for courses in 2014 to 2015.

  19. Registering initial teacher training places 2016 to 2017

    Register initial teacher training (ITT) places for postgraduate courses starting in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

  20. School Direct: guidance for schools

    How to request and manage school-led initial teacher training (ITT) places for School Direct.

  21. School Direct: marketing resource bank

    Materials and resources to help schools and providers market and promote School Direct initial teacher training places.

  22. School Direct: plan your programme

    Information for schools who are developing their school-led initial teacher training (ITT) programme.

  23. School experience programme: information for schools

    Information for schools offering the school experience programme to initial teacher training (ITT) applicants.

  24. SCITT providers financial guide

    Guidance for school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) providers on financial management and governance.

  25. Self evaluation document: guidance

    This is designed to enable participants to evaluate trainees’ outcomes, quality of training, leadership and management and overall effectiveness.

  26. Statistics: initial teacher training

    Statistics on initial teacher training (ITT) recruitment, allocations and performance data.

  27. Subject knowledge enhancement: an introduction

    Information about subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) support for initial teacher training (ITT) recruitment.

  28. Teacher supply model: a technical description

    An explanation of the model used to estimate the number of initial teacher training places required in any given year.

  29. The allocation of undergraduate initial teacher training (ITT) places

    The allocation of undergraduate initial teacher training (ITT) places for the academic year 2016 to 2017.

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Newly qualified teachers (NQTs), inductions, appeals, surveys.

  1. Assessment only route to QTS: provider information

    Criteria and supporting advice for providers wishing to offer the assessment only route to qualified teacher status (QTS).

  2. Golden Hello reimbursement: guidance for local authorities and academies

    How local authorities and academies can get reimbursed for the Golden Hello scheme.

  3. Induction appeals procedures

    This document sets out the procedures for induction appeals and is intended for use by teachers, their representatives, employers, appropriate bodies and panel members hearing the appeals.

  4. Induction for newly qualified teachers (NQTs)

    Statutory guidance on NQT inductions for headteachers, school staff and governing bodies.

  5. Newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction appeals

    How to appeal a newly qualified teacher induction decision. Also includes how to attend an induction appeal hearing as an observer.

  6. Newly qualified teachers: annual survey

    Reports from the annual survey of newly qualified teachers (NQTs)

  7. Qualified teacher status (QTS): qualify to teach in England

    Find out how to obtain qualified teacher status (QTS) to teach in a maintained school or non-maintained special school in England.

School leadership

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund, teaching schools, equality and diversity.

  1. Equality and diversity school leadership projects

    Contact details of project leads.

  2. Headteachers' standards

    Best-practice standards for headteachers.

  3. Maths hubs: application form and guide

    Form and guide for schools and colleges that want to lead a maths hub in south-east London and Cumbria or north Lancashire.

  4. National leaders of education: a guide for potential applicants

    Find out about becoming a national leader of education (NLE), what's involved and how to apply.

  5. Professional development for school leaders

    Information on professional development for school leaders and governors, includes our NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL qualifications.

  6. Specialist leaders of education: a guide for potential applicants

    Find out how to apply to become a specialist leader of education (SLE), what's involved, and how to work with existing teaching schools.

  7. Standard for teachers’ professional development

    A description of effective practice in professional development for teachers.

  8. System leader and teaching schools: review of designation

    Information on how teaching schools, NLEs and NLGs designations are reviewed, the impact of a designation removal and how to appeal a decision.

  9. System leader designation review: how to appeal

    Find out how to appeal a decision to remove a teaching school, NLE or NLG designation.

  10. Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund: apply for funding

    Funding opportunity to design and deliver professional development programmes for teachers and school leaders.

  11. Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund: programmes for teachers and school leaders

    Information for teachers and school leaders interested in enrolling for a professional development programme.

  12. Teaching schools and system leaders: get support for you and your school

    System leaders who they are and what they do.

  13. Teaching schools: a guide for potential applicants

    Find out what teaching schools do, what funding is available, how to apply to become a teaching school and how to work with a teaching school.

  14. Teaching schools: the school perspective

    A report on the work of teaching schools and how they are responding to the main areas of the teaching school role.