University of chester ofsted

University of chester ofsted

University of Chester proves excellent in Ofsted report

    The University of Chester’s Faculty of Education and Children’s Services has been praised by Ofsted for its excellent teacher training provision. University of chester ofsted

The recently published Initial Teacher Education Inspection report found that the overall effectiveness of Primary teacher training scored an ‘Outstanding’ Grade 1 and Secondary teacher training received a ‘Good’ Grade 2. The employment-based training route of (Graduate Teacher Programme or GTP) also scored an ‘Outstanding’ Grade 1, while the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Programme for Further Education received an award of ‘Good’ Grade 2.

The University works in partnership with a wide range of schools and Early Years’ settings to provide Initial Teacher Education leading to Qualified Teacher Status for Primary and Secondary education and with its associate colleges Warrington Collegiate and West Cheshire College, to provide Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status in Further Education.

University of chester ofsted

The Primary and Early Years’ partnership spreads across six local authorities in the North West region. It offers a four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme and two one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programmes, one in Primary education and one in Early Years’ education. The latter is based on the Warrington campus.

Key themes around high quality emerged through the Ofsted Report for all of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes. These included the high quality of University-based training which leads to the development of trainees’ up-to-date knowledge, due to their tutors’ ability to anticipate and plan for change. The University’s ITT programmes as a whole are praised for the high levels of academic and pastoral care for trainees which results in consistently good levels of achievement.

On the Primary/Early Years’ programmes, for example, trainees report that University tutors are ‘inspirational and provide excellent individualised support and challenge. Tutors are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They model best practice in their teaching, enabling trainees to experience and discuss a range of teaching strategies and decide which best meet the needs of learners.’