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The future of initial teacher education accreditation

From September 2019, all initial teacher education programmes offered by partnerships in Wales will be assessed, evaluated, and monitored against the Welsh Government’s Criteria for the accreditation of initial teacher education programmes in Wales. EWC’s ITE accreditation board will carry out this function.

Accreditation of ITE programmes is a type of quality assurance process.

The way ITE is accredited is an essential factor in ensuring an improvement in educational performance in schools. Placing accountability on the EWC to accredit individual ITE programmes will enable more specific consideration of how the programmes will raise the quality of provision, and attract candidates with the right skills, qualifications and aptitude to enter a career in teaching.

Further Information

Q&A session with Professor John Furlong on the new procedures for initial teacher education (ITE) in Wales.

Blog: John Furlong - 'Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers'

Richard Parsons, a board member of EWC's initial teacher education board explains how accreditation can increase the numbers of Welsh-medium teachers.

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