Teachers are made, not born

“Great teachers continuously improve over time, benefitting from the mentoring of expert colleagues and a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching.”

“Teachers are the foundation of the education system – there are no great schools without great teachers. The quality of teaching is the single most important in-school factor for improving pupil outcomes – and it is particularly important for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.”

The DfE’s publication, Delivering World Class Teacher Development, explains how it plans to transforms the training and support teachers and school leaders receive at every stage of their career. Each stage – initial teacher training, early career support, specialisation and leadership – is underpinned by frameworks that build on and complement one another. The frameworks have been independently reviewed by the Education Endowment Foundation to ensure they draw on the best available evidence.

Read the whole document here.