Training and Development Agency for Schools

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An executive, non‐departmental public body of the Department for Children, Schools, and Families responsible for building and supporting a well‐trained and qualified workforce of teachers and school support staff. It was developed from the Teacher Training Agency, and took over the work of that body in September 2005 as a result of the Education Act 2005, but with an extended remit, which included the whole of the school workforce, from catering staff and caretakers to curriculum heads. Its board is appointed by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools, and Families. Its role includes encouraging recruitment of able and committed teachers; improving and monitoring the standard of all routes into the teaching profession, including initial teacher training programmes and postgraduate qualifications in teaching; and ensuring schools are kept informed and well supported on issues of continuing professional development for teachers.

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