Teacher training must be based on best evidence

12 July 2016

The Department for Education has today published the reports of three initial teacher training expert groups.

Malcolm Trobe, Interim General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “The reports on initial teacher training are a first step in ensuring that new teachers are as well prepared as possible for the classroom. We think the next step is to ensure that the content of teacher training courses is guided by the best evidence available about the most effective approaches, including behaviour management. There is a large body of evidence to guide great teaching and we need to make sure that we make full use of it. We would welcome the opportunity to work with the Department for Education to develop this evidence base for teacher training providers.