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School-led partnerships setting the benchmark for high quality teacher training

22 Mar 2013

School-led partnerships are leading the way in improving the quality of teacher training, new figures published by Ofsted show today.

Since a tough new framework for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) came into force last September, inspectors have carried out 21 inspections and have judged five providers to be outstanding for the overall effectiveness of training and outcomes for trainees.

Every one of the providers to have received the highest grade is a small school-led employment-based partnership which has recently achieved school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) status from the Teaching Agency. Their training programmes are designed and delivered by groups of neighbouring schools.

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