The Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (England) published its findings on 19 January 2015. This independent review was set up to look at the quality and effectiveness of ITT courses in England. This TEAN event invited colleagues to come together to consider the outcomes of the report and offered the opportunity to consider positive moves forward ‘after Carter’.

Professor Samantha Twiselton

TEAN was delighted to welcome Professor Samantha Twiselton from Sheffield Hallam University to give the opening keynote for the day. Professor Twiselton is the Director of Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. She was a member of the advisory panel for the Carter Review of ITT and was heavily involved in visiting providers, meeting with experts and analysing a wide range of evidence from across all routes into teaching. Sam offered delegates a very useful oversight of the Carter Review from her perspective as a panel member which set the scene for the day.

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Chris Carpenter and Sean Cavan

Both Chris and Sean gave us much food for thought and valuable insights from both philosophical and practical standpoints.

Chris Carpenter is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Currently he is the subject leader for the secondary Physical Education PGCE and also teaches on the MA education where he leads a module on Effective learning and a module on Educational Policy.

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Sean Cavan is Head of Strategic Business Engagement at Sheffield Hallam University and Vice Chair of UCET, the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers. His teaching interests include: The development of high-quality, accessible and meaningful learning experiences that meet the needs of organisations and the individual professionals that work within them.

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Group discussions

Group sessions provided further interesting reactions and many useful ideas for moving forward after the Carter Review.

Challenges

Positives

Future role of the HEI

Moving forward

Mentoring

Many thanks to all for a day full of interesting debate and helpful inspiration.

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