DfE consultation on Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers
There are some big changes being proposed by government to support their vision of ‘strengthening’ the professional status of teachers.
The proposals include delaying the award of ‘full’ Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) until the end of two years of post-ITT teaching with the same pay arrangements as now, a framework of CPD during those two years, with core and optional modules, and focussed support for mentoring. They also include new leadership pathways and new subject specialist national professional qualifications (NPQs) for classroom teachers alongside incentives such as clear entitlements and a sabbatical fund for qualified experienced teachers.
These proposals will bring significant changes to teachers, so the NEU is keen to get your views. If you would like to take part in our survey, which is open to all NEU members, please contact Monique Lowe, Policy Researcher. The closing date for this survey is Monday 5 February 2018.
If you wish to look at the full consultation, you can find it here.
Other ways to get involved
You can find out how to get more involved and tell us what you think about other aspects of our work using the links below.