In order to recommend trainee teachers for QTS, providers must be sure that they have the required Fundamental English and Mathematics skills. The DfE set out (in C1.3) the areas in which trainee teachers must demonstrate competence:
|English Fundamental Assessment||Mathematics Fundamental Assessment|
|Speaking, listening and communicating are fundamental to a teacher’s role. Teachers should use the following:|
Writing by teachers will be seen by colleagues, pupils and parents and, as such, it is important that a teacher’s writing reflects the high standards of accuracy their professional role demands. Teachers should:
|Teachers should use the following:
Teachers need to:
Under the DfE criteria for English and Mathematics fundamental skills, it is the trainee teacher’s responsibility to address gaps in knowledge, while as the training provider it is PLS’s responsibility that we assure that the trainee teacher has secured the fundamental skills in English and Mathematics. Therefore it is crucial that trainee teachers develop a knowledge and understanding of the skills required even before beginning the teacher training programme.