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New teacher training framework

The Department for Education has announced a new framework to ensure that teaching is of a high quality, supporting improved pupil outcomes.

Making sure that all new teachers receive three or more years of training, the new initial teacher training and early career framework (ITTECF) brings together and updates the initial teacher training core content framework and the early career framework to help teachers to succeed at the beginning of their careers. This will be complemented by the new framework giving teachers a more joined-up development process as they move from initial training to the beginning of their careers.

Damian Hinds, Schools Minister, said:

“Great teaching is key to securing academic success and improving pupil outcomes, which is why it is so important we continue to support teachers with high-quality, evidence-based training.

“Today, we have announced a new combined framework to provide trainee and early career teachers with the knowledge and skills they need in those crucial first years in the classroom.

It’s thanks to the hard work of teachers and leaders that education standards have risen significantly since 2010. That is why we will continue to invest in competitive pay and high-quality training, improving teacher wellbeing and easing workload pressures.”

As the framework was developed, experts from across the education sector were involved in the process to ensure that it was based on the latest evidence, including updated guidelines on how pupils with special educational needs and disabilities can be supported by teachers.

Based on this update, the Department for Education will – later this year – procure updated training programmes for early career teachers. These training programmes will be designed following an evaluation of the ECF reforms since September 2021 and rolled out from September 2025.


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