The Teacher Education Advisory Group (TEAG) is a joint group between Universities UK and GuildHE brings together universities that deliver Initial Teacher Education.

In response to the DfE’s response to the ITT Market Review the TEAG chair, Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University said:

“We welcome the Government’s emphasis on the importance of high quality teachers and the recognition of world-class practice delivered by providers of all types and we restate universities continuing commitment to delivering excellent teacher education. 

We are pleased that the Government has listened to many of the concerns of the ITT sector through the consultation process on issues such as provider curriculum autonomy beyond CCF minimum entitlements, length of placement and support for mentoring. We note that there will be a rigorous accreditation process for all providers but welcome the year’s delay in the implementation to ensure that we are able to deliver the reforms well, and also meet our CMA requirements to applicants. We also welcome the additional funding, for institutions that have passed an accreditation round, to support institutions implement the recommendations. 

The ITT sector has gone through major and multiple reforms in recent years and I hope that we now see a long period of stability in the policy landscape to embed these reforms and enable universities and ITT providers to continue to focus on delivering high quality teachers for pupils and schools that have already faced significant disruption.”