Initial Teacher Training and the Supply of Training Places: Policy & Practice

Key Speakers Confirmed:

  • Lauren Birch, Head of ITT Allocations, Teacher Recruitment: ITT Operation & Markets Division, NCTL
  • Camilla Frappell, National Supply Policy, NCTL
  • James Noble-Rogers, Executive Director, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers
  • Sir Andrew Carter, CEO, South Farnham Educational Trust & Chair, Independent Review of Initial Teacher Training
  • Felicity Ackroyd, Deputy Director of Initial Teacher Education, Tauheedul College for Teaching and Leadership
  • Philip Eastwood, Director of ITT, Mersey Boroughs ITT Partnership
  • (Chair) Professor Kevin Mattinson, Associate Dean and Head of School of Education, Birmingham City University


Having experienced significant disruption over the past few years, ITT providers from schools and universities are now being given more control over their recruitment. Providers of postgraduate courses can recruit to an unlimited extent for the vast majority of courses.

Attend this timely Westminster Briefing to hear the full detail of this unprecedented change and how it will contribute to meeting rising local demand. The day will also look at Ofsted’s recent inspection data and examples of best practice from schools and universities, included DfE-funded innovation pilots, to ensure quality goes with quantity.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Overview of current Government plans for ITT
  • Removal of recruitment constraints for postgraduate ITT courses: implications and exceptions
  • Results of Ofsted’s ITE Inspections: learning from success
  • Looking ahead to 2018: Teacher Supply Model data and beyond
  • Matching national allocations with local need
  • Ensuring the right applicants for ITT courses and filling places for key subjects
  • Wider education context: School Teachers Review Body pay report and overall school staffing levels
  • Innovative approaches to ITT provision: learnings from DfE pilots
  • Strategies to address the lack of younger recruits, particularly female applicants

The event:

The morning session will look at the policy situation currently and in the coming year, exploring the newly deregulated ITT market. This will touch on implications for institutions, schools and students.

The afternoon session will explore good practice in the provision of ITT places, offering strategies to take back to your setting.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who should attend?

You will join a range of education and teacher training stakeholders, including colleagues working in HE-based and school-based ITT providers, schools and anyone interested in or involved in ITT and the supply of teachers.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Thursday 7th December 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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