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Initial Teacher Training

Initial Teacher Training Opportunities in International Schools

COBIS is encouraging high-quality British International Schools to support the development and supply of teachers by engaging with Initial Teacher Training (ITT) routes in an international context. As part of the recent COBIS Teacher Supply Research, responding schools indicated that ITT programmes for local staff and flexible conversion routes to QTS/PGCE would play a key role in boosting teacher supply and retention. COBIS proposed three recommendations as part of that research to support Teacher Supply, both domestically and internationally, one of which was to increase international training opportunities including overseas ITT.

To support this, COBIS is now signposting high-quality Initial Teacher Training (ITT) opportunities to international schools, with preferential rates for COBIS Members.

When registering, please indicate that your school is a COBIS Member to access preferential rates.

iQTS - International Qualified Teacher Status

Following a consultation, the UK Department for Education has recently published plans for a pilot of a new qualification - iQTS - which will be recognised by the DfE as equivalent to English Qualified Teacher Status. The iQTS pilot is due to start from September 2022. 

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