Decision: Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Ms Hayley Dimmock

The Secretary of State does not make these decisions herself. They are made by a senior official on the recommendation of an independent panel.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel was convened to consider the case of Ms Hayley Dimmock, formerly employed in Bedford, East of England.

The proceedings were held at the Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry, The Butts, Earlsdon, Coventry CV1 3GG at 9.30am on 27 May 2015.

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Detailed guide: School Direct: get involved in initial teacher training

Overview

School Direct is an approach to initial teacher training (ITT) that gives schools more influence over the ways teachers are trained.

Since its launch in 2012, the scheme has gone from strength to strength and there are now over 900 School Direct partnerships with over 15,000 training places.

This information is for schools. If you are interested in applying for teacher training, go to the Get into Teaching website or call the Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.

Become a lead school or join an existing partnership

If you are new to School Direct and would like to get involved, email us at school.direct@education.gsi.gov.uk. You’ll need to let us have your school’s full address.

How School Direct works

School Direct enables schools to:

  • select and recruit their own trainees – with an expectation that trainees will be employed by the school or partnership of schools once they are qualified
  • choose which teacher training provider to work with
  • agree the content and focus of the training programme depending on the needs of both the trainees and the school
  • decide how funding will be split between the school and the training provider

School Direct is run by a partnership between a lead school, other schools and an accredited teacher training provider.

Training places are allocated to the lead school on behalf of the partnership, usually for 1 year. The lead school has overall responsibility for requesting places from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and ensuring that the criteria for School Direct are met.

Working in partnership

You need to decide if you want to join an existing partnership or become a lead school. If you are part of an academy chain, you should consider whether to request places through your chain’s central office rather than as an individual school.

Joining an existing School Direct partnership is recommended. This is because it enables greater opportunities to share expertise, meet the employment expectation, and implement efficient management and administration of the programme. It also brings economies of scale in negotiations with teacher training providers.

The lead school must be a local authority maintained school, special school, academy, free school or sixth form college. Partnerships led by outstanding schools such as teaching schools or academy chains are encouraged. Private schools can only be lead schools if they’re also designated teaching schools. In these cases:

  • any places requested should benefit a wider partnership that includes state maintained schools
  • trainees should be employed in a maintained school in the partnership rather than in the private school

The lead school has to be Grade 1 (outstanding) or Grade 2 (good) for overall effectiveness. In some cases, partner schools that have an Ofsted Grade 4 (inadequate) rating will be able to take part in training. For more information see our guidance for lead schools.

You could also consider offering placements in your school to existing School Direct providers to gain an insight into how the scheme works.

Types of training places and funding

There are 2 types of School Direct training places available.

School Direct (tuition fee) places

These places are open to all graduates and funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee. Trainees may be eligible for a training bursary or scholarship.

School Direct (salaried) places

These places are aimed mainly at graduates with 3 or more years’ work experience. However, schools can decide to accept applications from candidates with less work experience to attract high quality candidates in hard to fill subjects.

Trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher. NCTL provides funding to lead schools to cover training costs and subsidise trainee salaries.

Both routes carry the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and some may also lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

Timescales for training starting in September 2015

The request period for 2015 to 2016 ITT allocations (including provider and School Direct places) closed on Thursday 3 July 2014. If you’re interested in being involved in initial teacher training in 2015 to 2016, please contact an existing School Direct lead school or an ITT provider.

Timescales for training starting in September 2016

The request period for 2016 to 2017 ITT allocations (including provider and School Direct places) is now open and will close at 6pm on Friday 10 July. If you’re interested in being involved in initial teacher training in 2016 to 2017, please contact an existing School Direct lead school or an ITT provider.

More information on Registering initial teacher training places 2016 to 2017.

Find out more

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Detailed guide: Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2015 to 16

This guide refers to ITT funding for the academic year 2015 to 2016. For the academic year 2014 to 2015 please see Funding: initial teacher training (ITT), academic year 2014 to 2015.

Overview

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) allocates and funds teacher training places.

We provide financial incentives, such as training bursaries and scholarships, to help schools and initial teacher training providers attract high-quality graduates to the teaching profession. We do this in line with the needs of the sector and national targets set by the Department for Education.

Information in this guide relates to trainees starting their training in the academic year 2015 to 2016.

Tuition fee routes

The following scholarships and bursaries are available to trainee teachers.

Scholarships

Scholarships of £25,000 are available in maths, physics, chemistry, and computing for trainees who are starting their training in the 2015 to 2016 academic year. These prestigious awards are aimed at high quality graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. However, trainees who are not awarded a scholarship will continue to be eligible for a standard bursary.

Bursaries

Eligibility (1) 2015 to 2016 Scholarship (2) Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1/Master’s 2:2 Other (3)
Physics £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £15,000 £9,000
Maths £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £15,000 £9,000
Chemistry, computing £25,000 £25,000 £20,000 £15,000 £0
Languages (4) £25,000 £20,000 £15,000 £0
Biology £15,000 £12,000 £10,000 £0
Primary maths (5) £12,000 £12,000 £12,000 £9,000
Geography, design and technology £12,000 £9,000 £4,000 £0
Music £9,000 £4,000 £4,000 £0
English, history, RE, primary £9,000 £4,000 £0 £0

Notes

  1. Applicants with a degree from outside the UK should refer to the equivalency table to see if their degree is likely to attract a bursary, or should consult their chosen training provider.
  2. Trainees in maths, physics, chemistry and computing with a 2:2 or above are able to apply for a teacher training scholarship with the appropriate professional body.
  3. Trainee teachers in maths and physics, and on primary maths courses, with a relevant degree and at least a B at A level in maths or physics (or equivalent) will be eligible for a bursary of £9,000. Trainees will not be entitled to this bursary if they are also entitled to a higher bursary based on degree class.
  4. Bursaries are available to train to teach modern foreign languages, community languages and ancient languages including Latin and Ancient Greek.
  5. Bursaries are available to trainees with at least a B at A level maths (or equivalent) on either primary maths specialist courses or primary general (with mathematics) courses. Trainees without at least a B at A level maths or on other primary courses will be eligible for the standard primary bursary.

Undergraduate bursary

A new bursary for final year undergraduates of £9,000 is available for trainees on courses in maths and physics that lead to QTS (qualified teacher status). The bursary is available to undergraduate trainees who enrol on a QTS course beginning in academic year 2015 to 16, and payable in the final year of their course.

For further information please read the Training bursary guide: academic year 2015 to 2016.

School Direct salaried route

NCTL provides the following training and salary grants to School Direct lead schools to cover training costs for salaried trainees to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) and subsidise salary costs. Amounts vary on a regional basis. Find out which areas are covered by the definitions for inner London, outer London and London fringe.

High priority subjects: physics, maths and computing

The rates detailed in the table above include £6,000 grant-uplift to support the increased salary for mathematics, physics and computing trainees. It is a condition of receiving this higher rate that schools confirm with NCTL that they are offering a salary of at least £21,000 nationally, £22,000 in London fringe, £24,000 in outer London or £25,000 in inner London. If schools do not confirm the increased salary they will be paid the same rates as for chemistry, modern and ancient languages. We will contact you with further information on this shortly.

High priority subjects: chemistry, modern and ancient languages

Other priority subjects: English, biology, design and technology, geography, history, music and religious education

Primary (non-specialist)

Primary maths specialist and primary maths specialism*

*This funding only applies to trainees with at least a B at maths A Level and who are on primary maths specialist/specialism courses.

For further information regarding School Direct funding, please read the School Direct: funding manual – academic year 2015 to 2016.

Additional qualifications such as a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) are not funded.

School Direct trainees on the salaried route are not eligible for bursaries or scholarships.

A £2,000 incentive payment is also available for schools recruiting and employing eligible graduate service leavers. This payment is funded directly by NCTL as part of the Troops to Teachers programme.

All recipients of School Direct must agree to the Grant funding agreement: terms and conditions and must complete all highlighted sections in the
Grant funding agreement for School Direct (salaried)
(MS Word Document, 83.2KB)
. Your accounting officer should sign Annex A of the grant offer letter and return it to gfa.nctl@education.gsi.gov.uk. This document must be received and accepted by NCTL before any funding is released.

Grant funding agreements

If you are a new ITT provider or lead school for School Direct in academic year 2015 to 16 and have not received training bursary or School Direct (salaried) grant funding before, you will need to complete a grant funding agreement. This is an agreement between you, as ITT provider/lead school and NCTL, and it stipulates how you should treat the grant funding.

Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE)

If you have places to fill in maths, physics, computing, chemistry, languages or design and technology, you can request SKE funding to support your recruitment.

SKE courses can be offered to potential trainees to bring their subject knowledge up to the level required to begin training to teach their chosen subject. Courses can vary from an 8-week refresher course up to a 36-week programme, depending on the individual needs of the applicant.

NCTL provides School Direct lead schools and ITT providers with funding for SKE courses up to the following maximum rates:

For more information see our guide: Subject knowledge enhancement: an introduction.

For more information about the pre-ITT SKE programmes and SKE training bursaries read the: Subject knowledge enhancement operations (SKE) manual 2014 to 2015.

To claim funding, please use the subject knowledge enhancement: funding request form.

To ensure payments are made promptly, the deadline for receipt of the SKE funding request form is the third Friday of the month before the programme start date. We aim to issue:

  • programme funding in full in the next monthly payment run after receipt and acceptance of the form
  • training bursary funding in the next monthly payment run after the start date of the programme

Any claim forms received after the third Friday of the month before the programme start date will be processed in the following monthly payment run.

All recipients of SKE funding must complete all highlighted sections in the
Grant offer letter for SKE
(MS Word Document, 91.4KB)
. Your accounting officer should sign Annex A of the grant offer letter and return it with the SKE request form to the ITT funding team at fa.team@education.gsi.gov.uk. This document must be received and accepted by NCTL before any funding is released. This action only needs to be taken once upon submission of the first SKE request form.

Courses

If you would like to add your SKE courses to our SKE course directory, please download the SKE directory form.

Allocated funds

Providers are allocated funds which include the postgraduate ITT training bursaries and SKE financial support referenced above. You are responsible for passing on bursary funding to trainees.

More information and guidance on the bursaries can be found in the Training bursary guide: academic year 2015 to 2016.

You can use the ITT funding extranet to view your current training allocations, payment profile and a detailed breakdown of the funding you receive.

Financial requirements for providers

ITT providers who receive NCTL funding must submit independently audited accounts each year.

The financial statements must confirm that funds provided by NCTL were used only in accordance with the provision of the Education Act 1994 (as amended by the Education Act 2005 Act), the financial memorandum and all other terms and conditions that NCTL has set. All ITT providers are ultimately responsible to NCTL for the proper stewardship of the funds paid to them.

Specific requirements set out in the financial memorandum are that providers shall:

  • keep proper accounting records and prepare accounts that are consistent with NCTL requirements
  • submit a copy of their accounts to NCTL
  • provide NCTL with information on the number of students registered at the institution and on other courses funded either wholly or in part by NCTL

Previous incentive schemes: Golden Hello

This scheme is now closed to all trainees starting their ITT in, or after, the academic year 2011 to 2012. Trainees who started their ITT course before 1 August 2011 can still receive the incentive. Local authorities and academies with eligible trainees can claim reimbursement for the Golden Hello Scheme.

Contact details

Funding team

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Collection: Initial teacher training (ITT)

Schools offering, or considering offering, School Direct training places should also visit School Direct: information for schools.

Related information:

Statistics: initial teacher training.

Newly qualified teachers: annual survey.

Ofsted’s initial teacher education inspection framework.

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Decision: Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Mr Ian Jones

The Secretary of State does not make these decisions herself. They are made by a senior official on the recommendation of an independent panel.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel was convened to consider the case of Mr Ian Jones, formerly employed in Darlaston, West Midlands.

The proceedings were held at 53 to 55 Butts Road, Earlsdon Park, Coventry CV1 3BH at 9.30am on 11 and 12 June 2015.

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Decision: Teacher misconduct panel outcome: Ms Tara Moran

The Secretary of State does not make these decisions herself. They are made by a senior official on the recommendation of an independent panel.

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with The Teachers’ Disciplinary (England) Regulations 2012, a professional conduct panel was convened to consider the case of Ms Tara Moran, formerly employed in Slough, South East England.

The proceedings were held at 53 to 55 Butts Road, Earlsdon Park, Coventry CV1 3BH at 9.30am on 10, 11 and 12 June 2015.

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Detailed guide: Early years initial teacher training (ITT): a guide for providers

Overview

This information is for early years training providers. If you are interested in applying for early years initial teacher training (ITT), visit the Get into Teaching website. Advice for employers can be found in the early years initial teacher training: a guide for employers.

Early years ITT leads to the award of early years teacher status (EYTS).

Training places

Requesting places for 2016 to 2017

You will need to
request an allocation of places
(MS Word Document, 78.9KB)
to offer early years ITT. This should be submitted by 6pm on Friday 10 July 2015.

Please read the
Early years ITT allocations methodology 2016 to 2017
(PDF, 293KB, 11 pages)
to find out how to request an allocation of places to deliver early years ITT.

To be able to provide early years ITT courses you must have a good or outstanding rating from Ofsted.

Allocation of places will be confirmed in mid-October 2015.

Information on School Direct (early years) is available.

Recruiting trainees

Once we have confirmed your allocation of places, you can start recruiting candidates. Candidates will submit applications directly to you, and you will be responsible for managing this process.

2015 places

View a list of early years ITT providers with training places for September 2015.

Becoming an accredited training provider

To offer early years ITT, you must be accredited to run at least 1 programme leading to the award of QTS. You must not hold a grade 3 or 4 rating from Ofsted.

Find out more about becoming an accredited provider and the accreditation withdrawal process: initial teacher training.

Working in partnership to provide training

If you are not accredited to provide early years ITT training, you can work with an existing accredited provider. You must have a partnership agreement in place with your accredited provider which explains the roles and responsibilities of each partner.

Training

You will need to design your training programme to meet the needs of your trainees. This will include:

  • the content they must cover
  • how you structure and assess their training

All trainee teachers will need to meet the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years). They are designed for high quality work with the birth to 5 years age range.

You should not recommend the award of EYTS until they have met all the standards. A shorter training programme may be suitable for some trainees, but others may need longer to meet the standards.

Trainee teachers must be trained to teach across the early years foundation stage (from birth to 5 years old). They must also understand how early education links beyond age 5 and into key stages 1 and 2 in school.

Your training programme will need to provide trainees with enough time in early years settings or schools to allow them to show they meet the standards.

Assuming trainees are full time, this would mean:

  • 160 days (32 weeks) for a 4 year undergraduate programme
  • 120 days (24 weeks) for a 3 year undergraduate programme or graduate (university-based) route

Placements should take place in at least 2 schools or early years settings and include at least 2 weeks in a school in key stage 1.

For graduates on an employment-based route, the amount of time will be determined by their specific training programme.

Training routes

There are 4 routes that lead to the award of early years teacher status.

Graduate entry (full-time)

We fund this route and training is typically over a 1 year period. Trainees with high academic achievement may be eligible for a bursary.

This route also includes School Direct (Early Years). Schools and nurseries can work in partnership with accredited ITT providers.

School Direct (Early Years) places are allocated to lead organisations (schools and nurseries). This delivery method enables lead organisations to:

  • influence how early years teachers are trained
  • recruit trainees that best meet their partnerships’ needs
  • offer trainees work after completing their training within the group of schools/nurseries they trained in
  • decide which accredited ITT provider to work with under a partnership agreement

Find lead organisations with School Direct (Early Years) places available for September 2015.

Graduate employment based (part-time)

This is for graduates in an early years setting who require training and further experience to meet the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years). We provide funding for training costs and funding is also available to contribute towards employers’ costs.

Undergraduate entry (full-time)

This is for those who wish to undertake a level 6 degree in an early childhood related subject along with early years teacher training. It is typically a full time 3 or 4 year route for those entering the profession.

Funding for course fees can be accessed by eligible trainees through tuition fee loans from Student Finance England (SFE).

Assessment only

This is for graduates with experience of working with children from birth to 5 years old who can meet the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years) without further training. An example of this is an early years teacher from overseas. Assessment typically takes place over 3 months.

This is a self-funded route.

Please see our early years initial teacher training: funding guidance for further information.

Entry requirements for candidates

You must ensure candidates:

  • have achieved a GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science subject
  • hold a first degree (Level 6) from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification (in the case of graduate routes)
  • have taken part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess their suitability to teach
  • have passed the professional skills tests

Qualifications in key and functional skills at level 2 are not equivalent to GCSEs in terms of content. You should look for additional evidence of knowledge and understanding for applicants with these skills certificates but without GCSEs at grade C or above in English and maths.

Applicants with a GCSE grade C or above in English language meet the requirement. You should look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade C or above in English literature.

Inspection arrangements

Ofsted has been asked by the Secretary of State for Education to inspect the quality of early years ITT. This will further align the arrangements for the training leading to EYTS and QTS. From summer 2015 there will be a single inspection format. This will ensure a more consistent approach for your teacher training. You will only be subject to one quality inspection.

Quality assurance

You must ensure:

  • your management structure supports the effective operation of the training programme
  • you establish a partnership agreement setting out the roles and responsibilities of each partner, demonstrating the significant role of early years settings or schools in recruiting, selecting, training and assessing trainees
  • you monitor, evaluate and moderate all aspects of provision rigorously and show how these contribute to securing improvements in the quality of training and the assessment of trainees

Employment-based requirements

If you are offering employment-based early years ITT, trainees working at maintained schools must be:

  • employed as unqualified teachers
  • paid in accordance with at least point 1 of the unqualified teacher pay scale for the period of their training

The salaries for trainees employed in academies, independent schools and early years settings are set at a local level by the employer.

Employers must not expect trainees to carry out more than 90% of the duties normally required of a full-time early years teacher.

Find out more

More guidance on programme requirements can be found in the early years ITT requirements: supporting advice document.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please use our contact us form.

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