New experts appointed to improve initial teacher training

The group was started in March to develop new core content framework for ITT, with Stephen Munday, Chief Executive of Comberton Academy Trust, appointed as the chair.
    
The new experts appointed to the group are: Rachael Hare, Head of Initial Teacher Education at Harris Federation; Patrick Derham, Headmaster of Westminster School; John McIntosh CBE, former Headmaster of the London Oratory School; and Professor Anthony O’Hear, Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, University of Buckinghamshire.
    
Commenting on the new appointments, Nick Gibb said: “We want to continue to ensure we have excellent teachers in our classrooms so that every child can reach their full potential. Making sure trainees learn essential skills such as classroom management and have a good grounding in subject knowledge are vital to this, and will help drive up improvements in the ITT system further.
    
“I’m delighted to appoint these new members to support the Chair Stephen Munday and the expert group in their work to develop a new ITT course content framework.”
    
Stephen Munday CBE, Chair of the ITT framework expert groups, said: “I am very pleased to welcome our new members who I know will strengthen the diversity of the group by adding further expertise in initial teacher training as well as the independent sector. We look forward to working with them to develop a framework of core content that will be of value to all ITT providers, applicants and trainees and in turn raise standards in education.”

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