Initial Teacher Training



There are a number of routes into teaching in early years, schools and colleges. There are the traditional university routes either at an undergraduate level (like the BEd) or through postgraduate qualifications such as PGCE. In recent years there are increasing numbers of routes in teaching that are described as “schools-led” such as TeachFirst and SchoolDirect.

In May 2017 GuildHE, along with the Cathedrals Group, produced a collection of essays exploring a range of issues relating to teacher education including teacher recruitment, reforming the curriculum, integrating educational research and ongoing professional development.



Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEAG)


TEAG is an advisory group bringing together heads of universities delivering teacher education, jointly run by GuildHE and UniversitiesUK.

The group discusses key issues relating to teacher education liaising closely with DfE, OfSTED and UCET.

The next meeting will be 13th November Mary Ward House, London.

Chair: Dr John Cater, Vice Chancellor, Edge Hill University 

For more information contact: Alex Bols