Some teachers are beginning their careers in primary schools with as little as a few hours training in some subject areas, MPs have heard.
The Education Select Committee heard how the brevity of initial teacher training in England meant continuous professional development was vital. But much of it focused on new regulatory requirements and curriculum shifts, rather than subject areas.
Ministers are changing teacher training to have more based in schools.
Professor Jane Courtney of the Deans of Education Network at the higher education think tank, Million+, said the biggest problem was in primary schools.
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