The Importance of Teaching White Paper indicated that the Department would invite some of the best providers of initial teacher training (ITT) to set up University Training Schools. The intention is to establish a few pathfinders from those judged by Ofsted to have ITT provision that is rated outstanding.
The university will be expected to provide the controlling influence on the University Training School. The university will provide outstanding initial teacher training and CPD and undertake research.
If you would like further information please contact Aileen Thom at the Teaching Agency by emailing TA.UTS@education.gsi.gov.uk.
Download a copy of the schools White Paper, The Importance of Teaching, published on 24 November 2010.