This section provides information about the training and development of the schools workforce, including teachers, SEN specialists and support staff.
Information about School Direct, a programme which gives schools the opportunity to influence the delivery of initial teacher training (ITT).
Multi-page article 22 May 2013
Applications for the National Scholarship Fund for teachers and National Scholarship Fund for special educational needs support staff have now closed.
General article 16 May 2013
Introduction to the postgraduate diploma with information about the course and links to further information.
Multi-page article 02 April 2013
Information about the Quality Mark, which sets minimum standards for agencies and local authorities when recruiting and interviewing supply teachers.
General article 25 January 2013
Information on the newly qualified teacher (NQT) survey, which is carried out in February each year to collect and analyse NQTs' perceptions of their initial teacher training (ITT).
General article 12 September 2012
Information on the mathematics development programme for teachers (MDPT) and the science additional specialism programme (SASP).
Multi-page article 27 July 2012
Information about specific projects for trainees, newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and experienced teachers with the aim of enhancing skills in relation to SEN and disability.
Multi-page article 23 May 2013
Details of the Department's plans to reform initial teacher training.
General article 26 April 2012
The support staff essential training element of the induction programme, to meet the general and individual needs of newly appointed support staff.
Multi-page article 26 April 2012
Information on the practice-based masters in teaching and learning (MTL) programme, designed to help teachers gain the knowledge and skills they need to have a real impact in the classroom.
Multi-page article 16 April 2012