Jayne Leaver, an EYITT trainee in Exeter, gives feedback on conference presentations by Prof. Dr. Ferre Laevers, Julia Moon and Judith Twani.

"I joined over 300 other delegates and we were inspired, amused and informed".

Conference hosted by Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol City Councils. Located at Bristol Templemeads Passenger Shed on February 5th 2015.


Early Years practitioner Rosie Goodrich writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her career so far, what she hopes to achieve, and how the training and support has helped her gain confidence in her practice.


The Government has received 44,000 responses to its enquiry into teachers’ workload. The research findings have been published this week (Research and analysis - Workload challenge: analysis of teacher responses) and it makes and interesting read. What did teachers say? Here are a few of the responses:


Congratulations to Azmeena Abdulla from Ashfield Academy, Leicester, who is the national winner of the HLTA of the Year award 2014. The HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP) HLTA of the year award is aimed at teaching assistants who have gained HLTA status and who go above and beyond to demonstrate the vital role which HLTAs play within schools.


4Children are running events focused on the learning from the Community childcare and Early Learning hubs projects, which have been running across the country for the past 18 months. The learning hub projects aim to improve early learning and development, childcare and information for parents in the local area. Find out more here


The Department for Education and the Department of Health have published a revised 'SEN and disability code of practice 0 to 25 years', which comes into effect on 1 April 2015.

This code, which applies to England, is for:


The government’s plan for education has helped to dramatically increase the number of pupils taking core academic subjects at GCSE. New school-level performance table figures show that 90,000 more pupils took the challenging EBacc compared to 2010, an increase of 71% in 4 years.

Figures also show more girls than ever are taking maths and physics at A level.

Read the full article and download the performance table figures via this link.


Ofsted has confirmed some of the most significant changes to the inspection of education in its history, following an extensive programme of public consultation.

Alongside the changes to inspection, Ofsted is making significant changes to the way it contracts with, trains and manages inspectors.


Scholarship funding for the new ILM accredited Diploma for School Business Managers Level 4, 5 and 6 will be available shortly. This programme replaces the former Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma for school business managers offered by NCTL. To ensure that you receive information about scholarships for these programme please complete our expression of interest form.


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