Aimed at “boosting the quality of teacher and leader development nationally”, the body is being funded with around £120m from the Department for Education and has been tasked with developing and delivering evidence-based teacher and school leader development programmes.
The initiative is to be led by the School-Led Development Trust, which has been set up by four school trusts in England:
The NioT is aiming to have Degree-awarding powers which will make it the only university in the UK focused solely on the development of teachers and school leaders. It has also pledged to make its research available for free to all teacher training providers.
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