Consultation outcome

Appropriate body reform and induction assessment

Applies to England

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Detail of outcome

This report is a summary of responses received, the government’s response to the consultation and the next steps.

Original consultation


We are reforming the appropriate body (AB) sector and seeking views on the transitional period, the roles of the AB and the value of formal assessment in statutory teacher induction.

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Consultation description

Appropriate bodies (ABs) are organisations that have the main quality assurance role in statutory teacher induction. This consultation sets out reforms to the AB sector so that teaching school hubs (TSHs) will become the main providers of AB services and local authorities will no longer carry out this role.

We are seeking your views on:

  • the timeframe for this change
  • how to enable a successful transition
  • how the AB role can be improved
  • the value of the formal assessment process
Published 26 May 2022
Last updated 17 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated respondent list in consultation response document.

  2. 'Appropriate body reform and induction assessment: government consultation response' was added.

  3. First published.