ASE responds to the ITT Market Review consultation

The Association for Science Education welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Government's ITT Market Review consultation. This submission has been led by our ASE Futures committee of science teacher educators and professional learning and development specialists. The committee membership includes expertise and experience in both HE-led and school-led initial teacher education, and research.

Whilst we agree with the overall aims of the government in relation to teacher education and support in principle some of the intended outcomes of the ITT Market Review, we are concerned about the need for such widespread and potentially disruptive changes to the sector, the timescale for implementation, the potential impact on ITE provision and the potential impact of trainee teachers of science. You can read our response to this consultation below.