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No. 15 of Session 2008-09
18 March 2009




TEACHER TRAINING

Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Monday 23 March 2009 at 3.45pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:
Professor Pat Broadhead, Chair, Training, Advancement and Co-operation in Teaching Young Children (TACTYC);
Di Chilvers, Early Years Regional Adviser, National Strategies;
Professor Elizabeth Wood, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Exeter; and
Sally Yates, Vice-Chair, Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers.

This is the first evidence session in a series in which the Committee will investigate Teacher Training. The session will cover:

  • the roles of and relationship between early years teachers and Early Years Professionals;
  • the coverage of early years considerations within the standards for Qualified Teacher Status and initial teacher training provision;
  • continuing professional development provision for early years/primary teachers;
  • the early years teacher training workforce;
  • the future of the BEd and the adequacy of the one year PGCE for early years/primary teachers; and
  • how to encourage a more diverse early years workforce.

THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN IN ENGLAND: LORD LAMING'S PROGRESS REPORT

Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Wednesday 25 March 2009 at 10.15am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witness: Lord Laming of Tewin CBE.

The purpose of the session is to explore the thinking behind the recommendations in Lord Laming's Progress Report on the Protection of Children in England, published on 12 March.

These sessions will both be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and timings are subject to change.