Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

QTS Consultation response

09 March 2018

The Society has submitted written evidence to the Department for Education in response to their consultation on Strengthening Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Improving Career Progression for Teachers.

The proposals for a two year induction period and a new career progression framework are important recognition that the journey towards gaining teaching expertise continues well beyond the current year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT). Three principles underpin our response:

  • The proposals must be developed so that they are consistent with the aim of reducing teacher workload;
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the framework for professional development should all be subject- and phase-specific;iv and
  • Induction and subsequent career progression should nurture teachers' critical evaluation skills and help them develop into research-informed practitioners.

You can view the evidence here.

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