The IOP organises annual meetings for tutors and policy makers in secondary ITE.
The most recent meeting was held on Wednesday 4 May 2016. Below is an overview of what was covered on the day.
Welcome remarks - Charles Tracy (IOP)
Charles gave an update on various IOP Education projects, including the Stimulating Physics Network, Improving Gender Balance project and Opening Doors. See Charles’ presentation slides here.
IOP Marketing Update - Nicole Averiss (IOP)
Nicole illustrated how the IOP’s marketing team can support ITEs in recruiting students, including promoting events through the IOP website. She also provided an update on the Teacher Training Scholarships, School Experience programme and engineering campaign. See Nicole’s presentation slides here.
Recruitment Analysis & SKEs - Mark Crowley (Nottingham Trent)
Mark provided a review of pipeline data to inform on the current teacher supply model, as well as a review of recruitment and key changes to census data. He also considered date from UCAS applications, providing predictions on teacher recruitment. See Mark’s presentation here.
NCTL Update - Matt Bulmer (NCTL)
Matt provided and on NCTL plans for increasing the physics teaching pipeline as well as responding to questions from tutors present.
News slot - Led by Chris Shepherd
Chris led a brief update session with ITE tutors on the following topics:
• Relationship with School Direct
• Undergraduate courses with QTS
• Education research projects
• Pre-ITE SKE
A core, prescribed content for all Physics ITE? – James De Winter
James led an interactive session in which he asked tutors to provide their input what they thought should be prescribed physics content for all routes. See James’ presentation slides here.
Changes in ITT in light of 2016 White Paper - Helen Gourlay (UEA)
Helen presented excerpts from the Education White Paper 2016, which stated government proposals for strengthening initial teacher training. See Helen’s presentation here.
Diagnostic Testing – Alan Weller (UEL)
As a super user of the site Alan spoke on the IOP’s diagnostic tool, available for tutors to utilise at www.subjectknowledge.org.