Changes for trainee teachers
The Education Council will unveil changes to the way new teachers are supported and mentored. This follows a report by the Education Review Office, which finds that too many new teachers are not well prepared enough to do their job. It finds that some teacher training courses use outdated teaching methods, and that trainee teachers should be required to meet higher standards. Lynn speaks with the Council's chief executive Dr Graham Stoop, PPTA president Jack Boyle, and the head of Canterbury University's School of Teacher Education Letitia Fickel.