Education South West Supporting The National Institute of Teaching

26th May 2022

The Government today announced that the new National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) will be led by the School-Led Development Trust (SLDT), a charity founded by four of England’s leading school trusts. I’m pleased to say that Education South West is a founding Associate College.

Education South West has a strong track record of investing in staff within its schools and beyond, supporting hundreds of schools in the South West peninsula through its designation as a Research School, a Teaching School Hub and our wider strategic partnership with Colyton Teaching School Hub that forms the South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT).

Matthew Shanks, CEO, Trust Leader and Executive Principal of Education South West said: “Supporting the National Institute of Teaching and empowering the profession through world-class, evidence-based teacher development - from initial training to system leadership - with the potential to benefit generations of children, is perfectly aligned with our trust mission and activity.

“The new National Institute of Teaching has a number of inherent strengths. It will be school-led and have a team of school-based experts who understand what happens in the classroom. It will have scale, reach and a track record of success across the country, including in the most disadvantaged communities. And it is committed to being evidence-led and to evaluating its contribution to teacher development. We already have great teachers and leaders in this country – I am confident that the NIoT will further boost teacher quality to benefit children and young people across England.”



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