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DfE announce the new Institute of Teaching

National Institute of Teaching National Institute of Teaching (NIoT)

The DfE have announced (26.5.22)

We are delighted to announce that the School-Led Development Trust (SLDT) will establish the new National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) - England’s new flagship teacher and leader development and research provider.

NIoT founding CEO Melanie Renowden said,
'I'm delighted to unveil the new NIoT. The institute will interpret generate and communicate research applying the insights to the design and delivery of professional development - sharing what we learn for free.'

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SLDT is a consortium of four leading multi academy trusts: Harris Federation, Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Oasis Community Learning and Star Academies. Together, these trusts have a strong track record of nurturing the talents of teachers and leaders in their schools.

Further partnerships with a number of well-reputed school trusts will ensure that the NIoT has the scale to reach teachers and leaders up and down the country.

World-class teacher development requires world-class delivery. That is why we are launching the NIoT. As the first organisation of its kind, the NIoT will combine research with exemplary design and delivery of our key teacher development programmes, at every stage of a teacher’s career.

It will deliver:

  • High-quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT),
  • Early Career Framework (ECF),
  • National Professional Qualifications (NPQ)
  • National Leaders of Education (NLE) development programmes.

It will also draw on, assess, and produce cutting-edge research and disseminate best practice to further improve the quality of teacher training nationwide.

The NIoT will be led by a faculty of expert teacher educators, working in its regional campuses across England and its headquarters in Blackburn, Lancashire.

The NIoT aims to positively impact every teacher in England by 2028, either directly via its training courses or through the best practice guidance that it will distribute.

Working closely with the Education Endowment Foundation, and international experts, the NIoT will ensure that teacher development in England goes from strength to strength. It will build evidence around the most effective approaches to training and developing teachers and use this evidence to support other providers, including Teaching School Hubs (TSHs), to understand and implement best practice so the whole sector can improve together.

The NIoT will also work with the Office for Students to gain Degree Awarding Powers so that it can independently deliver courses that carry an academic award, for example a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Over the coming months, the NIoT will begin to mobilise its teacher development programmes and operating infrastructure and in the academic year 2022/23, it will start to generate and disseminate best practice on teacher development delivery and deliver NPQ and NLE training.

The NIoT will also recruit participants for its ITT and ECF-based programmes, to be delivered from the 2023/24 academic year.