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UCU comment on HEPI teacher training report

27 April 2017 | last updated: 28 April 2017

Commenting on Whither Teacher Education and Training? published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) today, UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said:

'Universities have a long history of recruiting and educating excellent teachers in partnership with schools. The recent bias has been towards school-led teacher training and we have seen missed recruitment targets for several years running. It is not acceptable to blithely continue down this road in the face of the evidence and put a future generation of schoolchildren's education at risk.

'We also support the report's call for funding for a greater range of personal development opportunities for teachers to ensure the profession remains an attractive and respected career option.'