Responding to today's ETF report on Initial Teacher Education (ITE), David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said:
“Great teachers transform lives so it is vital that colleges are able to attract and train the very best. This report is good news not only for our teaching staff but for our students, our communities and our economy.
“But it helps to solve only part of the problem. We need to retain and properly reward great teachers, keeping them in the profession. A decade of cuts, disproportionately impacting colleges makes this tough - that is why we continue to press the government for fair funding for colleges.”