Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fis-edsolutions ltd blog on recent report that The new head of Ofsted will be the first holder of the post who has not worked as a teacher, it was announced yesterday.

Amanda Spielman, an accountant and the founding member of the Ark academy chain that runs 34 schools, is the chairman of Ofqual, the exams regulator, and was recommended for the post by Nicky Morgan, the education secretary. Ms Spielman will be invited to appear before the education select committee before Mrs Morgan seeks Privy Council agreement for the appointment.

The former merchant banker is in line to replace Sir Michael Wilshaw, who retires in December after

Fis-edsolutions ltd on recent report that Teachers’ subject training ‘too brief’, MPs hear

Some teachers are beginning their careers in primary schools with as little as a few hours training in some subject areas, MPs have heard.

The Education Select Committee heard how the brevity of initial teacher training in England meant continuous professional development was vital.

But much of it focused on new regulatory requirements and curriculum shifts, rather than subject areas.

Ministers are changing teacher training to have more based in schools.

Professor Jane Courtney of the Deans of Education Network at the higher education think tank, Million+, said the biggest problem was in primary schools.

Fis-edsolutions ltd on recent report that Ministers ‘have no plan to address teacher shortages’

Ministers have “no plan” to meet the growing teacher shortage in England, says the Public Accounts’ Committee.

The select committee, which has called for an overhaul of the system, says in a report that the government has no sense of urgency in making sure schools have enough teachers.

This is despite teacher training targets being missed for four successive years.

The government said there are 13,100 more teachers than there were in 2010.

Committee chair Meg Hiller said the training of teachers was too important to get wrong, but the government had taken too little responsibility for getting it right.

“The Department for Education (DfE) has repeatedly missed its target to fill training places. At the same time, it has remained woefully aloof from concerns raised by front-line staff and freely available evidence.”