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‘Outstanding’ result from Ofsted for Warwick teacher training courses

teach.jpgTeacher training programmes at the University of Warwick have been judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Ofsted, (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills), has awarded the ‘outstanding’ provider status to the Warwick Institute of Education.

Institutions are judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’, ‘Good’, ‘Satisfactory’ and ‘Inadequate’. The University is particularly pleased with the top grade of ‘Outstanding’ for the primary PGCE for overall effectiveness and for capacity for further improvement and sustaining high quality. For the secondary PGCE provision as well as Graduate Teacher Programme, overall effectiveness was judged as ‘Good’ but capacity for further improvement and sustaining high quality was judged ‘Outstanding’.

The Ofsted report listed some of the key strengths of Warwick’s teacher training provision. The report said: “The University enjoys a good reputation, recruitment to initial teacher training is strong and a large proportion of trainees are successful in gaining teaching posts in the West Midlands. Final attainment for trainees on the primary route is high with more than 50% of trainees judged to be outstanding by the end of the course.”

Ian Abbott, Associate Professor at Warwick Institute of Education has commented on the Ofsted result:

“We are very pleased with the outcome and it is reflection of the quality of our staff, trainees and our partnership schools.  At the Institute of Education we are constantly aiming to raise standards and to improve the quality of newly qualified teachers.”

 For further infromation please contact:

Peter Dunn, Head of Communications
Communications Office, University House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW, United Kingdom   
email: p.j.dunn@warwick.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)24 76 523708  Mobile/Cell:  +44 (0)7767 655860

18th August 2010