Reading Teacher Training Partnership ‘good’ with ‘outstanding elements’, says Ofsted

In a strong and consistent outcome across all phases, Ofsted praised the University’s ITT Partnership for being “Good overall in Early Years, Primary and Secondary with some outstanding elements,” during a recent inspection of 2015/2016 using recently revised, more rigorous criteria.

Ofsted recognised the common vision for excellence across the Partnership and the high regard that schools and settings have for the personal and professional conduct of trainees, NQTs and former trainees. They pointed to the strong, positive relationships with pupils and young children that trainees and NQTs build and concluded that the Partnership makes a strong contribution to teacher supply in the region.

In recognition of its quality, the Partnership has received a prestigious award, given only to the top 25 ITE Partnerships nationally. The National College for Teaching and Leadership has awarded three year guaranteed core numbers for PGCE Secondary, PGCE Primary and BA Education from 2017.

In further prestigious recognition, the Partnership has been awarded fully funded Early Years ITT places for 2017 / 2018. This acknowledges the Partnership’s quality, particularly for the contribution it makes to teacher training and teacher supply across nine local authorities in the region.

Head of the Institute of Education, Dr Catherine Tissot, said:

Dr Cathy Tissot, Head of the IoE
Dr Cathy Tissot, Head of the IoE


“This positive report reflects the hard work and commitment of the IoE’s staff and trainees as well as that of our school partners. We are extremely pleased that all the effort and dedication that we jointly put into education has impressed the inspectors.”



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