PLANS to transform the system of initial teach education and training in Wales have been announced by Huw Lewis, Education Minister.

Outlining the Welsh Government response to Professor John Furlong’s Teaching Tomorrow Teachers report, commissioned by the Welsh Government and published in March, the Minister said the report meant “radical change” for teacher education in Wales.

The new approach includes a revision to professional teaching standards and plans to drive up the quality of initial teacher training courses by overhauling the teaching qualification and accreditation process.