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Education South West supporting the National Institute of Teaching

The Government today announced that the new National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) will be led by the School-Led Development Trust (SLDT), a charity founded by four of England’s leading school trusts. I’m pleased to say that Education South West is a founding Associate College.

Education South West has a strong track record of investing in staff within its schools and beyond, supporting hundreds of schools in the South West peninsula through its designation as a Research School, a Teaching School Hub and our wider strategic partnership with Colyton Teaching School Hub that forms the South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT).

Matthew Shanks , CEO, Trust Leader and Executive Principal of Education South West said: “Supporting the National Institute of Teaching and empowering the profession through world-class, evidence-based teacher development – from initial training to system leadership – with the potential to benefit generations of children, is perfectly aligned with our trust mission and activity. The new National Institute of Teaching has a number of inherent strengths. It will be school-led and have a team of school-based experts who understand what happens in the classroom. It will have scale, reach and a track record of success across the country, including in the most disadvantaged communities. And it is committed to being evidence-led and to evaluating its contribution to teacher development. We already have great teachers and leaders in this country – I am confident that the NIoT will further boost teacher quality to benefit children and young people across England.”


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