QTS Skills Test Updates
Harrogate Tutors is the leading provider of literacy and numeracy skills test tuition in the local Harrogate area. Our knowledge and expertise in this area is unrivalled. We have numeracy and literacy skills tutors who specialise in each test and help prospective teachers overcome the difficulties presented by the professional skills tests.
This week has seen a big shift in government policy when it comes to aspiring teachers. In an attempt to make the profession more accessible to people the government has removed the 3 test rule which meant that people sitting the professional skills tests would only have three attempts to pass each test with failure to do so resulting in being banned or ‘locked out’ for 2 years. This resulted in thousands of people being turned away from the teaching profession even when they had degrees in relevant disciplines to what they wanted to teach. The result of the change means thousands more can now reapply to become teachers and gain access onto initial teacher training if they successfully navigate the professional skills tests. To get a full breakdown of all the changes and how this will affect people who are currently locked out, go to QTS Maths Tutor as their recent blog outlines all of the changes to the professional skills tests and the resulting impact on people.