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Government reforms to teacher training will 'narrow student choice', union says

1 December 2021

UCU has today called on the government to think again on its plans to reform teacher training, which it says could narrow student choice and place undue burdens on providers.

Responding to the government's plans announced today to reform teacher training after the Initial Teach Training Market Review, UCU general secretary Jo Grady said:

'We are disappointed that the government is pushing ahead with these disruptive proposals to reform teacher education, albeit on a slightly extended timescale. Provides already have good systems of quality assurance in place and the proposed upheavals risks narrowing student choice and placing undue burdens on providers. The government should listen to voices in the sector and think again before it risks damaging the future supply of skilled teaching staff.'

Last updated: 2 December 2021