Changes to Qualified Teacher Status

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The government is consulting over changes to Qualified Teacher Status, a revised version of which will be introduced from September 2019.

The changes include:

  • Extending the induction period to two years (rather than one) after which QTS is awarded
  • Development of an early career content framework setting out what all teachers need to know
  • Ways to improve mentoring arrangements for NQTs
  • Expansion of professional qualifications to include specialisms to promote specialist career pathways
  • ‘A range of options to help embed a culture of continuing professional development’
  • A pilot fund for work-related sabbaticals for teachers who have been in post for 7 years which would pay salaries for up to a year


This consultation does not cover EYTs or QTS in the early years sector.

Consultation closes: 9 March 2018

Consultation documents can be found here

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