Teachers and teacher training: Total (22)
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In 1996, the Department for Education and Employment outlined requirements for teacher training courses for the 7-14 age range. By 1998, 20 providers were running Key Stage 2/3 courses. From 1998 to 2002, all courses of initial teacher training were required to meet DfES criteria. Ofsted has inspected the generic Key Stage 2 training of 16 providers offering Key Stage 2/3 courses separately from the specialist subject training at Key Stage 3.
- 29 Oct 2004
- Ref 2352
To support teachers’ professional development, funding is made to provide postgraduate in-service training courses. In 2001, Ofsted reported on training given by all funded providers. This report covers a further inspection which explored in more detail the extent to which these courses make a significant and sustainable contribution.
- 26 Jan 2004
- Ref 1765
The primary follow-up survey involved the inspection of all 72 providers of primary initial teacher training (ITT) in England; it therefore included both partnerships between higher education institutions and schools and school-centred initial teacher training schemes. It began as a survey of only 18 providers in the 1996/97 academic year, but was extended to become an inspection of the full primary ITT system which was completed at the end of the 1997/98 academic year.
- 01 Jan 1999
- Ref 193
It is the government’s ambition that all primary school pupils should be entitled to study a modern foreign language by 2012. One of the ways in which the government plans to have sufficient teachers with the necessary language skills to make this entitlement a reality is through initial teacher training.
- 05 Nov 2003
- Ref 1768
In the period 1998 to 2002, Ofsted inspected all 90 providers of initial teacher training (ITT) for the primary age-range in England. In addition to this main inspection programme, a survey of primary science training in 20 providers was carried out during the academic year 2001/02. This report brings together findings from all of these inspections
- 20 Jun 2003
- Ref 547
In the period 1999–2002, Ofsted inspected every provider of secondary initial teacher training in England. Each subject course which the provider offered was inspected and reported on separately.These individual inspection reports are available on the Ofsted website. In total, 600 courses were inspected across 16 subjects.
- 20 Jun 2003
- Ref 546
This report looks at the Teach First initial teacher training programme, which offers a unique route to gaining qualified teacher status, and attracts highly qualified graduates who would not otherwise enter teaching. It is focused on the training element of the London-based programme and considers the extent to which the programme was successful in enabling the trainees to achieve the standards necessary for good quality teaching. It also describes how the trainees found their immersion into teaching exceptionally challenging and how they were increasingly encouraged and inspired to make a positive contribution to the schools in which they were placed.
- 25 Jan 2008
- Ref 070170
Between September 1998 and July 2000,Ofsted inspected one specialist subject course in all but one of the 76 primary ITT providers. The choice of the specialist subject to be inspected was determined in consultation with the provider and, in general, ensured that inspection focused on subjects to which individual providers had a reasonably substantial commitment.
- 01 Jan 2001
- Ref 271
Teacher trainees and phonics: An evaluation of the response of providers of initial teacher training to the recommendations of the Rose Review
This report details the findings of a small-scale survey that evaluated the response of 20 providers of initial teacher training to the recommendations of the Rose Review. These providers represented a range of traditional and non-traditional routes into teaching. The survey aimed to ascertain the extent to which the providers had modified their courses so that trainees received appropriate direction on the teaching of early reading, including systematic phonics. It also evaluated the trainees' practical application of the principles underpinning the Rose Review in their teaching.
- 27 Jun 2008
- Ref 070257
Ofsted visited a sample of schools to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the professional development activities undertaken by teachers in their second or third years of teaching. The majority of teachers interviewed were in their second year of teaching and therefore at the beginning of the period that has come to be called early professional development (EPD). None were involved in the EPD pilot projects.
- 14 Feb 2003
- Ref 1394