§ Sir John Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proposals she has to ensure that newly qualified teachers starting their teaching careers are able to(a) identify and (b) give appropriate teaching to children at risk of specific learning difficulties and dyslexia.
§ Mr. Forth
The existing criteria for courses of initial teacher training require that newly qualified teachers should have acquired the necessary foundation to develop the ability to identify and provide for special educational needs and specific learning difficulties. We shall be consulting on revised requirements for initial teacher training in new year.