Voice Official Response: Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers

Voice's response to consultation by Department for Education (DfE)

Voice Official Response:Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers

Background: This consultation is "about supporting teachers and ensuring the right structures are in place at the beginning of a teacher’s career, improving access to high-quality professional development and improving progression opportunities for all teachers throughout their careers".  The first half of the consultation sets out initial proposals for a strengthened Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The second half of the consultation sets out thinking on to support career development for teachers once they have gained QTS.

Summary: Voice's comments included:

  • The induction period should be extended to two years.
  • There needs to be consistency in expectation and provision of mentoring.
  • A national CPD framework should be developed for early career teachers.
  • Relevant sabbaticals should be made available to teachers.

Read Voice's Official Response (pdf)

Read the consultation

Consultation outcome (May 2018)

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