Author of Tomorrow

SLA writing competition now open For short adventure stories by young writers. Part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, the Author of Tomorrow is an annual competition designed to find the adventure writers of the future.  Free to enter, the competition is open to young people and children age 21 and under across the world who have completed […]

CCoT: The Early Career Framework: Useful links, resources and guidance

Links to policy documents and articles about the Early Career Framework The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms set out a new requirement for a two-year programme of support and development for new teachers after they complete initial teacher training.

Suffolk News praises Linton Heights’ Covid Measures

Reporter, Steve Barton writes that Linton Heights Junior School, one of CTSN SCITT’s partnership schools, exemplifies how much effort has gone into the post-lockdown return to the classroom The headteacher at Linton Heights Junior School, has explained the measures it, like all other schools, had to put in place to enable pupils to return to […]

COVID-19 recovery – investing in early career teachers in schools

After a challenging year for trainees, it is now more important than ever that new teachers get the support they need to deliver great teaching and help ensure every student is supported to fulfil their potential. Supporting teachers is core to the Department for Education’s long term recovery plan. The Early Career Framework reforms, rolling […]

Shielding guidance is being paused for clinically extremely vulnerable people

The government has announced announced that shielding guidance is being paused. From Thursday 1 April, clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people are no longer advised to shield. CEV people must continue to follow the national restriction that are in place for everyone. From Thursday 1 April, all CEV children should attend early years provision, school, college, wraparound childcare […]

Full Ofsted inspections won’t return until September ’21

Full graded Ofsted inspections will not return until the new academic year, with the watchdog instead looking at bringing in a “sensible and proportionate next step” as part of its phased return in the summer term. Department for Education guidance states routine, graded Ofsted inspections “will resume in the summer term”, with the inspectorate “discussing […]