28 Feb 2022
Alongside other leading initial teacher education (ITE) organisations, MillionPlus, has signed a joint letter to Robin Walker, Minister for School Standards, outlining serious ongoing concerns with the government's proposed reforms to ITE, particularly with regard to a new system of accreditation.
The letter reads:
"We strongly believe that for the accreditation process to be robust, fair, accurate, and successful, it should be informed by top-level expertise in ITE. This expertise, which can guide the DfE in its decision making, would be best drawn from those with knowledge of the sector and of what schools will need both today and into the future. Head teachers, school leaders, professional associations, sector representatives, all of these, and more, would add to the strength of the process, and would add real-world experience. We would urge the government to make use of these valuable resources."
Read the letter in full below: