The University of Birmingham and its School of Education have been chosen as one of fourteen specialist partners in the new National Institute for Teaching (NIoT).
The NIoT, announced this week by the Department for Education, will be run by the School-Led Development Trust (SLDT), a charity founded by four of England’s leading school trusts. It will advance the development of teachers and leaders across the country using its own cutting-edge research on best practices to inform the design and delivery of its high-quality professional development programs.
Opening in September, and the first of its kind in England, the NIoT will be:
- A true school-led organization. The NIoT will be run by schools for schools. Program participants will have school-based experience with the design and delivery of programs benefiting from the input of current practitioners – teachers, senior administrators, school leaders and senior managers – who understand the demands of teaching workloads.
- A best practice incubator, which will find, interpret, generate and communicate research, applying knowledge to the design and delivery of professional development programs.
- A substantial investment in research on the training of teachers and leaders in England. The NIoT will make its research freely available to all teacher education providers so that it can be applied to improve teacher development across the country.
- An organization focused on impact. Its unique position gives NIoT the ability to link teacher and leader development data to student achievement datasets, allowing it to see what really impacts child outcomes. This is something that is not done anywhere else in the world outside of North America.
- Once degree-awarding powers are granted, it will become the only university in the UK solely focused on the development of teachers and school leaders combining academic awards with outstanding practice in schools.
The NIoT will help raise standards across the English education system for the benefit of teachers and leaders across the country – and therefore children and young people. Training will be delivered at four regional campuses. Each will be supported by one of the four Trusts that make up the SLDT – the Harris Federation, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Oasis Community Learning and Star Academies.
The University of Birmingham, as a specialist partner, will offer NIOT:
- Expert assistance in the development of its education strategy and the QA systems and processes that support it.
- Enriching knowledge-rich curriculum development and interdisciplinary IoT expertise.
- Expert assistance in the development and application of new research, including using the science of learning in teacher development and translating lessons from our research for the delivery of IoT education.
- Expert support and contribution to IoT leadership development programs, including transitioning education into broader fields, through our Education Leadership Academy and Birmingham Leadership Institute.
- Expert support from our world-leading Jubilee Center for Character and Values in Education.
- Masterclasses and short courses for teacher trainers led by world-class specialists from across the University.
- “Virtuoso” lectures and workshops for trainees, providing the experience of the highest level of university teaching by world-class specialists from across the University.
- Collaboration with the school of the University of Birmingham, our school of exemplary character.
- Access to world-class research library facilities for IoT educators and trainees.
Professor Richard Black, Vocational Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the College of Social Sciences, said: “The School of Education has an impeccable record of training and supporting future school leaders in developing the skills of leadership and expert practice in schools Becoming a specialist partner for the National Institute of Education will strengthen our specialist expertise in education, inspiring the next generation of school leaders to give all children the highest quality education they need and deserve to equip them for the modern world.
Nadhim Zahawi, Secretary of State for Education, said: “A child’s teacher is the single most important factor in the quality of their education, and my mission is to ensure that every child in this country , wherever he lives, receives instruction from an excellent teacher. Great teachers need great training, which is why our first such national teaching institute is going to be so important. The Institute will revolutionize the way teachers and school leaders are trained in this country, with cutting-edge research and training from national experts, and I am delighted that School Led Development Trust is overseeing this new project. exciting.
The School of Education has an impeccable record of training and supporting future school leaders in developing leadership capacity and expert practice in schools. Becoming a specialist partner of the National Institute of Education will strengthen our specialist expertise in education, inspiring the next generation of school leaders to give all children the high quality education they need and deserve. to prepare them for the modern world.
Professor Richard Black, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences
Melanie Renowden, Founding President and CEO of the National Institute of Education, said, “The National Institute of Education is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between evidence and educational practice. As a school-led consortium, we are uniquely equipped to translate best practice evidence into actions that can be implemented in schools across the country. It’s not just that we know the schools and work well with the schools. Our trusts and partners deliver educational excellence in classrooms across England, often in communities with the toughest deals, where our work has the potential to make the biggest difference. We will study what has worked, codify what we learn, and share it across the school system. We look forward to the National Institute of Education playing a central role in developing the talents of teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers, so that they can provide children and young people with the education of world class they deserve.
Education school was 3rd in the recent REF, is 52n/a world in the QS World Rankings 2022 and is 11and in the UK for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide June 2021.
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The four campuses will be organized as follows:
- The North West Campus supported by Star Academies
- The North East Campus supported by Outwood Grange Academies Trust
- The London & South East Campus supported by the Harris Federation
- The Midlands & South West campus supported by Oasis Community Learning
The Associate Colleges and Delivery Partners are:
- Bright Futures Educational Trust
- David Ross Education Trust
- East Midlands Education Trust
- South West Education
- Flying High Trust (Inspiring Leaders)
- Future Academies
- Inspiration Confidence
- North East Learning Trust
- Sea View Trust
- South Farnham Educational Trust
- trinity rug
- Unity Schools Partnership
Specialist partners include:
- Eden Academy Trust
- Evidence-Based Education
- National Teacher Accreditation
- Research Education
- Teacher tapping
- teach first
- The difference
- Tom Bennett
- Newcastle University
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