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Is initial teacher training failing to meet the needs of all our young people?

James Wetz

The proposition explores whether our teachers are disadvantaged by inadequate and reductionist routes to Qualified Teacher Status

The proposition is that increasing numbers of young people are acting out ‘attachment difficulties’ which neither their families nor our schools know how to address and which our teachers are inadequately trained and resourced to attend to. The proposition explores whether our teachers are disadvantaged by inadequate and reductionist routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which provide them with neither the appropriate skills and understanding, nor the theoretical framework and practical experience, to secure successful educational and personal outcomes for disaffected and disengaged young people.