Initial Teacher Training (ITT) - COVID 19

DfE have issued the following guidance to help providers reduce the impact of COVID-19 on their initial teacher training (ITT) provision. 

These are extraordinary measures which are being taken so that trainees are given a fair opportunity to qualify and to safeguard teacher supply, balanced against the need to ensure those awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) are of the appropriate standard. The DfE are asking schools and providers to use their professional judgement and expertise in implementing this guidance.

The guidance covers:

  • how to manage courses for current trainees in the 2019 to 2020 academic year
  • how to make recommendations for qualified teacher status
  • how to manage the delivery of different routes
  • guidance on recruitment and selection for the 2020 to 2021 academic year

Please note that the arrangements set out in this guidance are subject to secondary legislation. The DfE will confirm when this is in force.