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Praise for NTU School of Education in latest Ofsted report

The latest Ofsted report for teacher training at Nottingham Trent University's School of Education has rated a number of features as Outstanding.

Teacher in School
Ofsted observed recent graduates in the classroom

The latest Ofsted report for teacher-training at Nottingham Trent University's School of Education has rated a number of features as Outstanding, including all of its leadership and management provision and aspects of teacher training in primary, secondary and further education.

Ofsted made two visits to the School of Education, in May and October, and also observed its recent graduates teaching in schools and colleges to assess how well they had been prepared for teaching. Overall, teacher education provision was rated by Ofsted as Good, with some Outstanding features.

The report highlights a number of key findings, including the excellent employment prospects of graduates, who often stay within the local area, and the strong recruitment of trainees for subjects where there are teacher shortages.

Inspectors noted that all trainees are well prepared to teach in their specialist age range, curriculum area, subject or aspect of further education and skills, and maintain very high standards of personal and professional conduct.

The report also acknowledges a strong commitment to raising achievement for learners whose circumstances have made them vulnerable and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, by providing enrichment opportunities for these learners and working closely with schools, colleges and other settings in challenging circumstances.

Rated as Outstanding throughout, leaders and managers of the School of Education are praised for their precise and accurate understanding of what is working well and where some improvement is required, and for their swift and effective actions. A rigorous approach to self-evaluation is also highlighted.

Dean of the School of Education, Dr Gill Scott, said: "We are very proud that the achievements of our staff and trainees, and the part they are playing in improving schools in Nottingham and the region, has been recognised by Ofsted."

The full report can be accessed on the Ofsted website.

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    Information about the Nottingham Trent University Initial Teacher Education partnership

    Nottingham Trent University, in partnership with schools and colleges, provides training routes for the primary and secondary phases and for teachers in further education and skills.

    In the primary phase, trainees follow one of a four-year undergraduate, a one-year postgraduate or a School Direct, salaried or training route. All lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).

    In the secondary phase there is a three-year undergraduate route in two subjects, a one-year postgraduate route across seven subjects and School Direct, salaried or training routes across a wide range of subjects. All lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and the award of a postgraduate/professional graduate certificate or diploma in education (PGCE/PGDE).

    The further education and skills provision includes a one-year full-time and a two-year part-time programme leading to a certificate in education, professional graduate certificate in education or postgraduate certificate in education.

Praise for NTU School of Education in latest Ofsted report

Published on 17 November 2015
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