Accredited Provider – Initial Teacher Training OFSTED Inspection

The Accredited Provider under went its Ofsted Inspection in 2018 and were judged to be Outstanding in all four areas – Overall Effectiveness, Outcomes for Trainees, Quality of Training across the partnership and Leadership and Management.

Key strengths identified by Ofsted

  • Highly effective leadership has developed teacher training programmes that regularly produce excellent teachers who are skilled, very committed and reflective practitioners
  • Outstanding recruitment and selection procedures mean that nearly all trainees gain QTS and many excel when assessed against the teachers’ standards
  • Trainees have strong subject knowledge and can apply it well to create interesting and engaging sequences of lessons
  • Very high-quality training leads to resilient and self-reflective trainees who are well prepared for life in school. Employment rates are high
  • High-quality experiences boost trainees’ understanding and provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The partnership is gaining a reputation for success in this area
  • The programme is making an invaluable contribution to recruitment challenges in the local area
  • Trainees and NQT’s were unanimous in their appreciation of the support they receive and their praise for course leaders