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Regulatory compliance

As an Initial Teacher Training Provider and a department within a degree-awarding University, the Centre for Teacher Education is required to maintain practices and policies that are compliant with a range of regulations, these include (but are not limited to):

Key legislation includes (but is not limited to):

Information regarding the University’s overall Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies can be found here.

As Centre for Teacher Education works with Early Years settings, Primary and Secondary Schools, we put the safety of school pupils first when ensuring our processes for initial and ongoing vetting, training and support of trainee teachers and our Centre’s staff.

Due to the imperative to safeguard children when delivering teacher training, the Centre for Teacher Education has its own specific policy and information which can be found here:

The Centre for Teacher Education also has a safeguarding concerns reporting form which can be accessed here.

Key legislation includes (but is not limited to):

Information regarding the University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and work can be found here , the Dignity at Warwick Policy is also published here.

The University publishes information about its compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty here.

Staff

CTE staff work together to provide a supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment. Staff undertake mandatory training in Equality and Diversity and unconscious bias. Several staff undertake additional, optional professional development or research in areas pertinent to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

CTE ensures that working practices of the staff in the department are inclusive and embrace diversity but we also work to instil the knowledge and value of this in our trainees, because it is the right thing to do and because teachers have regulatory duties and obligations.

Students

All students of the University have access to the University's Wellbeing Support Services, this includes specific support for disabled students. We work with our students to develop support plans with agreed reasonable adjustments for any declared disabilities or learning differences.

As our initial teacher training courses include work-based training, admission on to the programme involves an Occupational Health Assessment relative to the activities teachers are required to perform as set out in the Education (Health Standards) (England) Regulations 2003. Reasonable adjustments for placement are therefore achieved in collaboration between the University and the school(s) providing placement opportunities.

Key legislation includes (but is not limited to):

CTE ensures that working practices in department and across our partnership of schools adhere to the criteria outlined in each of these, as well as the relevant legislation they reference within them.

The University of Warwick sets out key compliant practices and policies as follows:

The Centre for Teacher Education have agreements in place with partnership schools that provide our trainee teachers with placements, for more information regarding partnership information, please contact the Head of Operations via email to c.pearson@warwick.ac.uk


Should you require any further information in relation to how we meet our regulatory obligations, please contact the Head of Operations for the Centre for Teacher Education, Cara Pearson via c.pearson@warwick.ac.uk.