Secretary of State Damian Hinds has announced the DfE's initial response to the report ‘Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Teacher Career Progression’, at Friday's National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference. Changes include extending the induction period from one to two years, while he blasted Mocksteds and triple marking as "costly distractions". 

Leaders in education have come together to pen an open letter to the Secretary of State Damian Hinds, calling on the Government to tackle the teacher recruitment crisis head-on.

NASBTT has responded to the Department for Education (DFE) consultation on Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers. 
 
The objective of the consultation, which closes on 9th March, is around supporting teachers and ensuring the right structures are in place at the beginning of a teacher’s career, improving access to high-quality professional development and improving progression opportunities for all teachers throughout their careers.  
 

Emma Hollis, executive director of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), talks to QA Education about the teacher recruitment crisis an

Emma Hollis, Executive Director, NASBTT, said: “We congratulate Damian Hinds on his appointment as Secretary of State for Education and look forward to working with him in his new role. As a Minister with prior experience of the education sector, including sitting on the Education Select Committee, we are confident that Mr Hinds will have an existing awareness of the ‘on the ground’ issues and challenges facing schools and a passion for the teaching profession.  

Emma Hollis, Executive Director of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers, welcomes the appointment of Damian Hinds as new Education Secretary and has some thoughts on how he should proceed.

 

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The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), which champions school-led teacher training and development, has appointed a new Executive Director following the retirement of Martin Thompson after over 17 years with the organisation.
 
Emma Hollis, who has been a Trustee at NASBTT for the past 18 months alongside her roles as Head of Educational Strategy at the Inspiring Futures Through Learning multi-academy trust and Head of the Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance, formally took up her new position as Executive Director on 1st September.

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